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NP REC Hotline:  (908) 756-0247
Recreation Director: Dennis Passe (908) 403-9752
North Plainfield Parks & Recreation
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This Section Last Updated: May 20, 2014
Did You Know?

North Plainfield Recreation participates
in the Somerset County Parks
Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Dept. which
is dedicated to providing year-round
activities and opportunities for people
with developmental disabilities.
Body Shop, Co-Motion, Out and
About, Holiday Baking, Teen Drop In
Children 7-12
Teens 13-17
Adults 18 and older
For program brochures & flyers, visit the

Therapeutic Recreation
website or
contact the TR office at 908 526-5650.
WINTER Sports Registration for Basketball and Wrestling
In Person Registration Dates at Vermeule (614 Greenbrook Road):  
ctober 22, 23, and 24 from 7-9 pm and
10/25 from 9-12pm
Winter Sports Registration form (to come)
Halloween Mutt-squerade!   First Time Event!
November 2nd

Join us for some Howl-o-ween fun!  North Plainfield is hosting a Pup Costume
Parade at the Vermeule Mansion.   Come see pups of all sizes dressed up for
a Mutt-squerade!  Dress your Pup to the ca-nines and compete for prizes
awarded by our (local) celebrity judges!  
Meet dog vendors from across NJ, including Gourmet dog treats, boarding
and grooming, dog-sitting and walking, and waste pickup.  Have your pup’s
portrait taken with our Pet Photographer or visit our Pet Psychic!  Stop by the
Ask-a-Vet table for health advice.  
ALL proceeds benefit the Associated Humane Societies.
Event begins at 10am, with Costume Parade beginning at noon.  To register
as a participant (Free!) or for information on being a vendor, please email
NPpetparade@gmail.com or call Lisa at (908) 619-3086.

Recreation offers a RUTGERS S.A.F.E.T.Y. class prior to each season for it's
coaches and staff.  The Rutgers Safety Certified course is being held on:
  • TBD at the Vermeule Community Center from 6:30-9:30 pm, 614 Clinton
To Register:  Email dpasse@npmail.org or call the Recreation office
Cost:  FREE to residents coaching during the current season and $30.00 for
Everyone must be punctual. Once the class starts late comers will not
be allowed in.
Special Information for Coaches and Coordinators
Volunteer Coach Qualifications
For more information, go to Coaches & Coordinators page
1.  All coaches must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check
2.  All coaches must take the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. course
3.  All coaches must be 18 years and older
4.  All coaches must wear a Coach's photo I.D. at all times
North Plainfield Recreation currently offers Adult Co-Ed Softball (Spring),
Men's Softball (Summer), and Adult Archery (Fall).  If you are interested
in starting an adult sports league, please contact Larry LaRonde at
Go to the bottom of the
Sports page for more information on these activities.

Job Openings with Recreation Department

Interested parties may apply by emailing Roe Woods, Joe Irovondo or Dennis
Passe (contact information can be found on the Contact Us page).
Open Positions with the Parks & Recreation Commission
Commissioners are volunteer positions and appointed by the Mayor.  If you are
interested in this position, you must first go to Borough Hall and fill out a Talent
Bank form indicating your interest.

If you are interested in being a Coach or Coordinator for any recreation program
or activity, please send an email to the Recreation Director at

Recreation Information and Forms
Field Usage Form
Any teams or organizations who need to use a field outside of the days and
times already scheduled by the Recreation Commission for games must
complete a Field Usage form and receive approval.  Anyone using fields without
prior approval will be asked to leave.  Click on the following link to access the
Field Usage Form.  Forms should be submitted to Dennis Passe.

Code of Conduct
Effective immediately.
North Plainfield Recreation has passed an ordinance to implement and adhere
to the following Codes of Conduct.  Please click on the appropriate one to read
the guidelines.  
All players, parents, and coaches will need to sign the necessary Code of
(Violation of NJ State law P.L.2002, c.74. – Athletic Codes of Conduct could
result in criminal penalties)
Player Code of Conduct
Parent Code of Conduct
Coach Code of Conduct
Upcoming Events
North Plainfield
Recreation Sponsors
Email Notifications
If your child does not attend North Plainfield Public Schools and you wish to be
informed of all recreational activities, please email Assistant Director, Roe Woods,
with your name and email information to rec@npmail.org.  Roe will be happy to
send out emails to all families informing them of our current events.