Rockaway Borough seal

1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

bench in a park

Parks and Recreation

The Rockaway Borough Parks and Recreation Department aims to enhance the quality of life for our residents by providing and maintaining quality parks and facilities, and by offering or supporting enriching recreational activities and events for people of all ages and abilities.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Director

Robert O'Connor
Phone Number: 973-627-2000


Recreational meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

The Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Click here for meeting schedule, minutes, agendas, and virtual meeting information.


Due to the COVID pandemic, our Community Center continues to be closed to outside groups and organizations. There is no timetable to re-open for public use. Sports activities, senior meetings, and all Recreation Department-related functions are affected. At this point, there are no sports or other recreation events planned. We appreciate your understanding and feel free at anytime to reach out with any questions.



soccer ball on grass

Rockaway Rowdies Soccer

Ages 5 to 15
Season: Spring and Fall
Fall Registration: June 1 thru Aug. 1
Spring Registration: Jan. 15 thru February 28


Track and Field

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Rockaway Borough Track and Field

Ages 9 to 15
Season: March to June
Registration: thru February 28
Download Registration Form


Swim Team

swim goggles by edge of pool

Park Lake Sharks

Ages 6 to 18 (swimmers must be able to get across one lap)
Season: July to August
Registration: TBA

Contact: Rosely Caliendo

Swim Team Info

Softball and Baseball

yellow softball with out of focus field in background

Rockaway Borough Little League

Ages 4 to 16+
Spring season: April to June



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Jr. Knights

Grades K to 8th (Flag)
Season: August to November
Registration: Open Now



red and white cheer shakers lying on grass

Junior Knights Cheer

Grades K to 8th
Season: August to November
Registration: Open Now



basketball on court with dark background

Boro Ball

Grades k to 2 (co-ed clinic)
Grades 3 to 8 (boys teams)
Girls in grades 3 to 8: see
Season: October to March



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Rockaway Borough Ski Club

Grades 3 to 8
Season: six Fridays after Christmas vacation
Registration: TBA

Contact: Christina Scalzo

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Rockaway Borough Junior Knights

Jr. Knights

Grades K to 8
Season: November to February
Registration: TBA


Sports available for our residents but not affliated with Rockaway Borough Recreation:
Renegades Lacrosse
Rockaway Township Girls Basketball
Rockaway Miners Hockey


Centennial Park

1 Centennial Drive

basketball courts

See Map

Donatoni Park

199 West Main Street

softball field
baseball field
covered picnic tables

See Map

Friendship Field

109 Lakeside Drive

soccer field

See Map

Heady Field /Mem. Pk

33 Maple Avenue

picnic tables
softball field
street hockey rink
basketball courts

See Map

Park Lake

165 Lakeside Dr

swimming beach & docks *
swim team docks
lighted walking path
picnic tables
volleyball court
   * in-season, with badge

See Map

Smith Field

85 West Lincoln Avenue

baseball field
batting cages

See Map

Jackson Ave River Park

80 Jackson Ave

picnic tables
scenic location

See Map


Accident Report Form
Facility Request Form
Summer Employment Application Form

Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed

The Recreation Department is looking for extra hands to help with various projects, sports, events, and committees. If you are willing to help your community, please email A small time commitment makes a large impact!


Rockaway Borough Parks and Recreation has its own Facebook page. Please visit us at

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