About Us

Westwood Recreation Department’s mission is to provide outstanding experiences and diverse services to all of its residents. Each program and event presents an opportunity to gain appreciation of Westwood’s parks, but to also encourage family and community involvement. We encourage you to view all the programs and services we provide.  

Please note:  We use Community Pass for our registration process.  If you don't already have a Community Pass account it's easy to get one! Just follow the link and you'll be guided through the process.  Be sure to save and remember your account information for easy access.  

Special thanks to Greg Hart for the aerial footage of Westvale Park

2023 Spring Program Guide

Registration for Spring 2023 Programs begins March 20 for residents; March 27 for non-residents.  Most classes begin the week of April 10th.  We use Community Pass for our registration process.  To view program guide and read about our registration process and special notices, use this link:  2023 Spring Program Guide


New! ForeverYoung Newsletter March/April 2023

Follow this link for the latest ForeverYoung Newsletter! and March/April Calendar!

NEW! 2022 Rec Report

Our annual look back at the past year's events and activities!  Check out The Rec Report here.

News Alert!  Voorhis Park Gets Walking Path Upgrade

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Westwood, NJ (NOVEMBER 27, 2022) –  Walkers and runners who use Westwood’s Jake Voorhis Park will find their exercising routine has received an upgrade!  The paved path that encircles the playground and field has been leveled and repaved thanks to a $20,000 NJ SAGE Local Recreation Improvement Grant awarded to the Borough.  The grant covered over half of the cost of the project.

Each year, the Westwood Recreation Department plans upgrades to existing park facilities in order to maximize the activities and programs available to residents and local youth sports organizations. Upcoming park improvements will include upgraded Basketball Courts at Voorhis Park in the Spring of 2024, and a new covered pavilion and new playground equipment at Brookside Park in Spring of 2023.   

 “I am thrilled that we were able to complete the walking path improvement at Voorhis Park this fall,” said Gary Buchheister, Westwood Recreation Director.  “We encourage all of the local residents near this park to utilize the walking path as a part of their wellness routine and we hope all our residents enjoy all the wonderful parks that we maintain in the Borough.” 

To learn more about the parks in Westwood use the Parks tab on the left navigation bar.

2023-24 Preschool Registration March 28 - Stay tuned for details

Three-Year-Old & 4-Year-Old spaces available for residents and non-residents!  See Preschool tab for more information about the program and fees.

Special Needs Activity Program

We use Community Pass for our registration process.  View the program guide or see the programs tab for more information.  

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