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Parks & Recreation

Hooked on Fishing

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2024 Fishing Season for all Linden children ages 5 through 18! Registration deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2024. All children ages 5 through 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16 and older will need to purchase a fishing license.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Linden children ages 5 through 18.
  • What: Hooked on Fishing. This program will teach children basic fishing skills, including how to string and bait a pole, how to cast a line and about local fishing regulations. We encourage you to bring your chair and snacks. Let’s enjoy the fishing season!
  • When: Thursdays, from 5:30pm until 7pm.
    • April 11 and 25
    • May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.
    • June 6 and 13.
    • **Fishing Derby is on Saturday, June 1, from 10am until 2pm, in honor of Butchie Scoles (awards to follow)**
  • Where: Wilson Park, which is located at 1113 Summit Terrace.
  • How: Registration deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2024. $10 program fee, plus $6 insurance fee for first-time registrants. All children ages 5 through 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16 and older will need to purchase a fishing license. To view full program description and register online, click here. In-person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration available 24/7. For more information, email us here, or call 908-474-8639. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. Please note: all new “first time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration:
    • Parent ID (i.e. driver’s license).
    • Proof of Linden residency (i.e. utility bill).
    • Birth certificate of child.

Sewing Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer youth and adult sewing programs.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • What: Youth and adult sewing classes. Classes are grouped by age range.
    • Creative Hand Sewing (ages 8 through 12): learning basic hand-sewing stitches.
    • Machine Sewing (ages 13 through 17): foundational skills of measuring, cutting fabric, pinning, and sewing by machine and by hand. Sewing machines provided for use!
    • Adult Sewing (ages 18 and up): students will choose their own sewing pattern! All details regarding fabric and patterns will be discussed during the first class. Sewing machines provided for use!
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Six week program. Every Tuesday beginning on May 2, 2023 through June 13, 2023.
    • Ages 8 through 12, from 3:30pm until 4:30pm
    • Ages 13 through 17, from 5pm until 6:30pm.
    • Ages 18 and up, from 7pm until 8:30pm.
  • How: $75 for the youth sewing program. $100 for the adult sewing program. To view full class description and register online, click here. For more information, email here or call (908) 474-8600. In-person registration is available 9am – 4pm at the JTG Center, 330 Helen Street or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center, 1025 John Street. Online registration is available 24/7.

Senior Citizen Arts & Crafts

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Senior Citizen Arts & Crafts. Come along and enjoy an art-filled program. Each session will be focused on unique and enjoyable crafts. Let your creativity blossom!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: For Linden Senior Residents.
  • What: Arts and crafts. Come along and enjoy an art-filled program. Each session will be focused on unique and enjoyable crafts. Let your creativity blossom!
  • Where: Linden Multi-Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: 10am until 12pm, every other Tuesday beginning on April 25. Program will run through June 20.
    • April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, and June 20.
  • How: Free program for all Linden Senior Residents. To view full class description and register online, click here. For more information, email here or call (908) 474-8600. In-person registration is available 9am – 4pm at the JTG Center, 330 Helen Street or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center, 1025 John Street. Online registration is available 24/7.

2023 Linden Summer Day Camp Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2023 Linden Summer Day Camp Program!

Participants must be a Linden resident, and entering kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2023. Registration deadline is June 1, 2023.

Click here to view and/or download all the information for the 2023 Linden Summer Day Camp Program.

2023 Linden Special Needs Day Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2023 Linden Special Needs Day Camp!

2023 Spring Wrestling Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2023 Winter Wrestling Program. Our program has produced League and State champions! No experience needed. No one is too big or too small to wrestle!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: For children ages 8 through 18.
  • What: Instruction on basic wrestling techniques and skills to improve one’s body awareness and overall confidence. All participants must have their own wrestling shoes. No experience needed! No one is too big or too small to wrestle!
  • When & Where: Program runs from April 17, 2023 through June 15, 2023. Practices held from 6:30pm until 8pm.
    • Monday and Wednesday practice will be held at School 4, which is located at 1602 Dill Avenue.
    • Tuesday and Thursday practice will be held at McManus Middle School, which is located at 300 Edgewood Road.
  • How: $25 registration fee, plus a $6 insurance fee. All participants must have their own wrestling shoes. Register online here, or register in-person at the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) from 9am until 4pm, or at the Linden Multi Purpose Center (1025 John Street) from 9:30am until 7:30pm. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No cash. No refunds once the session begins. For more information, call (908) 474-8600. Please note, all new “First Time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration and we will make copies:
    • Child’s original birth certificate.
    • Household bill showing proof of residency.
    • Diver’s License or photo ID of parent/guardian signing up their child.

Spring Tennis Lessons

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and USTA Certified Pro tennis instructor Tony Labonte are pleased to present Spring Tennis Lessons. Youth and Adult sessions will be offered.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this program.

  • Who: Ages 6 and up.
  • What: Spring tennis lessons with games, contests and prizes! Classes will run for six (6) weeks. The classes are designated by age range. Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups. Loaner racquets provided.
  • Where:
    • Tuesday classes will be held at Memorial Park, which is located between South Wood Avenue and Lower Road.
    • Saturday classes will be held at Wilson Park, which is located at 1113 Summit Terrace.
  • When:
    • Tuesday classes: May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 and 13.
    • Saturday classes: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and 10.
    • Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups.
  • How: Youth Session is $75. Adult Session is $85. Additional $10 fee for non-residents. Loaner racquets provided. To view full program description and register online, click here. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration available 24/7. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. For more information, email us here, or call 908-474-8600. The following original documents are required for first-time registrants:
    • Parent ID (i.e. Drivers License).
    • Proof of Residency (i.e. utility bill).
    • Birth Certificate of child.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2023!

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to present the 2023 Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Due to the predicted inclement weather on Saturday, April 1, 2023, the Easter Egg Hunt at Wilson Park is cancelled. We look forward to having it on the scheduled rain date, Saturday, April 8, 2023.

  • Who: For children ages 12 and under.
  • When: Rain date: Saturday, April 8, from 12pm until 2pm.
  • Where: Wilson Park, which is located behind the High School Academy Building.
  • How: Please bring your own Easter basket, or a bag can be provided.
    With questions, call the John T. Gregorio Center at (908) 474-8600.
  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

Atlantic City Bus Trip

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer a day trip to Caesars Casino in Atlantic City. Round-trip bus ride and $20 voucher included. Photo I.D. required to attend.

  • Who: For ages 21 and up. Photo I.D. required to attend.
  • What: Day trip to Caesars Casino in Atlantic City.
  • When & Where:
    • April 11, 2023 at 10am.
    • The bus will depart at 10am from the 7th Ward Building, which is located on Tremley Point Road and the corner of Main Street.
  • How: $40 fee, includes round-trip bus ride and $20 voucher. An additional $6 annual service fee will be added to the fee, if not already paid for the year. Photo I.D. required to attend. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street).
  • Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.