Glenna Crockett, superintendent
Town House: 837-7130
N/W Corner of W. Forest Avenue & Teaneck Road
The Teaneck Recreation Department provides a wide range of programs for every age group responding to a wide range of interests.
The programs in this booklet were scheduled for 1995-1996. Programs are added or discontinued from time to time, as residents tastes and leisure activity preferences change.
Throughout the year special events are scheduled for days when public schools are closed (teachers' holidays, conference days, legal holidays, but not religious). These include puppet and magic shows, arts and crafts, and other recreational activities.
For the latest available information on programs, call the Department (837-7130) weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The Department prepares a catalog of available programs for each season, which includes fees for those programs that carry a fee. Copies are free on request at the
Registration for all programs takes place in the Recreation Department office on the main level of the Town House. Except for special occasions, the first day of registration takes place on a weekday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and continues weekdays from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM until classes and activities are filled. Call the office for seasonal registration procedures (837-7130).
To use Township tennis courts, either for department-sponsored lessons or for play, a Township resident must obtain a tennis badge each year. These are sold by the Recreation Department beginning the second week of April.
To reserve a baseball or softball diamond, call the Recreation Department. Permits are issued on an as available basis for a fee. Selected Township ball fields are available for use by permit only. Picnic tables and charcoal burners are available in Phelps and Votee Parks. Reservations are not required, but priority is given to Township residents who obtain them. It is recommended that a reservation be made one week in advance of anticipated use. Picnic kits-duffel bags containing sports equipment of your choice (such as football, baseball bat and bases, volleyball and net, soccer ball, frisbee) are available for loan to Township residents and community organizations. These picnic kits are issued for specific days only.
Each year, a summer band concert series is presented by the Township. This year special concerts will be given on five consecutive Wednesday evenings at 8:30 PM in the Votee Park bandshell. In case of rain, the concerts are moved into the Teaneck High School auditorium.
To use theswimming pools in Township parks, residents must obtain an ID tag; one tag is good for admission to all above-ground pools; a separate tag is required for use of the in-ground pool in Votee Park. The tags are sold by the Recreation Department beginning in June.
Senior Citizen Services and Medical Outreach
The Senior Citizen Services Center, located in the Town House, is in operation Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. A hot lunch is available daily for a small suggested donation. If eligible, a homebound lunch program is also in effect. A complete calendar of activities, classes and special events is available each month. A county van is available to assist in transporting participants to and from the Center daily. Call the Center at 837-0171 for further information. A Township van provides transportation four days a week for disabled and senior residents for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Tuesdays and Fridays are reserved for medical appointments only. Wednesdays and Thursdays the van takes shoppers to Pathmark for grocery shopping. Senior and disabled residents can call 837-1730 at least 48 hours in advance to make appointments for trips.