Recreation Board Members              

  • Angelica Meneses
  • Leroy Montgomery
  • Brownita “Sissy” Sharif 
  • Stephanie Hellpap
  • Loriann Manning

The Hackensack Recreation Department provides a range of programs for a variety of interests. Throughout the year special events are scheduled including magic shows, parties, and other recreational activities. The Recreation Department prepares a flyer for each season, which includes the fees and times of the programs. For the latest available information on programs, call the Recreation Department (201-646-8042) from 9am to 6pm.

Registration for all programs takes place at the Recreation Department office. Space in some programs is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Late registrations are not accepted. Registration for most programs is accepted through the mail.

Park Permits

To reserve a park or baseball/softball diamond, call the Recreation Department. Permits are issued on an available basis for a fee. Permits are issued to City residents and to businesses that are based in Hackensack. It is recommended that a request for a permit be made at least two weeks in advance of anticipated use. Selected fields in Foschini Park are not available until the end of June.

Parks and Locations

Pulaski Park 
Washington Ave 

The Green 
Court Street

Columbus Park 
West Franklin Street. 
Between South Main and 
ISE Street

Foschinin Park 
East Camden Street 

Polifly Road Park 
Sutton Ave                        

Anderson Street Park 
Anderson Street and Union Street                        

Mary Street Park 
Mary Street. Between Poor 
and South Prospect

Union Street Park 
Corner of Union and Myer Street

Rowland Ave Park 
Rowland Ave

Johnson Park 
River Street Between Anderson And Temple 

The Esplanade Park 
The Esplanade. Between Blanchard Terr. 
and Crestwood Ave

Baldwin Park 
Grand Ave Between Ross and Poplar

Carver Park 
Clay Street

Staib Park 
Coles Ave

Jr. Sport Programs

The following Jr. Sport programs are offered to children who live in Hackensack. Costs for each sport vary. Volunteer coaches are always needed and appreciated for all sports. The success of the Jr. Sport programs is shown by the success of the Hackensack High School teams. Most of these athletes have gone through the Hackensack Jr. Sport programs. For more information sports or coaching, call the Recreation Department (201-646-8042). 

Click here for the Jr. Sports page           

Special Events and Programs

The following events and programs are offered throughout the year by the Recreational Department. For dates, times, and fees, call the Recreation Department.

Special Events:

March: Senior St Patrick's Day Luncheon
March/April: Egg Hunt at Staib Park
May/June Senior citizen prom.
July: Fireworks at Foschini Park
October: Children's Halloween Party
November: Senior Citizen Novemberfest Luncheon
December: Childrens Holiday Party; Tree Lighting

Upcoming Recreation Programs are as follows:

General Programs  Times/Dates/Cost will vary. This information will provided info when it becomes available.

Fall and Spring.  Program is after school once a week at Bowler City.

Tennis Lessons for Adults and Children
Lessons are held at Johnson Park Tennis Courts in Fall and Spring. Instructor: Steve Jackson.

Karate Lessons for ages 5-13 
Lessons are held at Shotokan Karate School on Main Street.

Ice Skating Lessons for Children in grades K-8 
Lessons are held at the Ice House in Hackensack.

Open Gym Open to Students in Middle/High School 
At the Recreation Center from 3-5pm, Middle school students Tue/Fri, High school students Mon/Thurs.

Seniors in Motion Exercise Class 
Classes are held at the Recreation Center. $2.00 per session. Open to any Senior Citizen.  Incorporates many exercises and activities for every skill level making it fun for everyone.            


Contact Information

Recreation Department 
Greg Liosi
Acting Superintendent 

Phone: (201) 646-8042

Office Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday - Friday

Cultural Arts Center
Phone: 201-820-3007
Fax: (201) 646-8044