Chester NJ 1 Parker Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-5100
Fax: (908) 879-8281

Chester Township Recreation

Maxine Finney, Recreation Director
Office Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Monday & Wednesday
Phone: 908-879-5100 x825

Chester Township Recreation Committee is comprised of seven volunteers residing in the Township who are responsible for suggesting and assisting with recreation programs and activities in the community. Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 10:30am at Chester Township Municipal Hall, second floor conference room. Chester Township Municipal Hall is located at 1 Parker Rd, Chester. The public is invited to attend these monthly meetings. For more information please call or e-mail the recreation director at: 908-879-5100x825 or

Some programs/activities offered are: Town Wide Garage Sale, Summer Camp, Holiday Lighting Contest, etc. Please check back often since many of these programs are time sensitive and seasonal. All programs are open to both Township and Borough residents. Look for special events and trips all year round!

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'Chester in Spring' Photo Contest

Happy Spring! Perfect opportunity to introduce our 'Chester in Spring' photo contest. Capture your version of Chester in Spring, can be any subject matter, and enter your photo in our contest on facebook. The photo with the most likes at the end of the contest wins first place and a fantastic prize! Likes will be tallied from Chester Borough and Chester Township Recreation Facebook sites. Contest open from 3/20/14-5/31/14 to all folks residing in Chester, all ages. Send a jpeg of your photo to
Visit us on facebook for viewing and judging the photos. For those who do not have facebook, donít worry, you can still enter the contest. E-mail your photo to the recreation director for posting to Facebook. By entering this contest you agree to your photo and name being used in this contest. Contest Sponsored by Chester Borough and Chester Township Recreation.
For more information please e-mail the recreation director at:

Adult Tennis Lessons

Start planning now ways to get out of the house and enjoy being out of doors once it warms up! Join us for ADULT TENNIS LESSONS offered at the Grove St Park Tennis Courts 11am-12pm, beginning 4/22/14 and ending 6/10/14, fee $150.
Coaching provided by the lively and energetic staff of US Sports Institute. First Play Tennis programs provide an opportunity for players to learn tennis and improve their skills. Get away on your lunch break and come have fun with us! Invite a friend!
To register:

Art at the Rock

Join our Spring Adult Art Class. Come learn the basic principles of drawing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere in a historic setting. Classes taught by Chester Township resident, Carol Duerwald . Four week class meets April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014 from 9:30-11:30am and are designed to improve skills for all level artists. Classes meet at the charming and historic Rockefeller Building on Main Street in Chester. All in community are welcomed to participate.
Tuition $25.

Chester Day T-shirt and Coloring Contest

Open to all children in grades 4-8: Create a t-shirt design which reflects what Chester Day means to you. Winning entry is featured on this year's Chester Day t-shirt! Also open this year: a coloring contest for students in grades K-3, around the theme of Chester Day. All details about these contests described on linked flyer. Deadline April 25th.

Now enrolling for Chester Township Recreation Summer Camp

Chester Summer Recreation Day Camp is for children entering first grade through 8th grade
(must have completed Kindergarten). Children will enjoy a variety of supervised activities
including games, arts and crafts, swimming, entertainment, and field trips. The camp meets at Black River Middle School and is sponsored by Chester Township Recreation and is not a
school sponsored activity. The children will enjoy time at the Chester Area Pool, swim days TBD.
Children are transported on a school bus for Field Trips every Weds. Special entertainment is
provided every Friday to amuse the campers such as live animal shows, oceans rock, magic
show, mad science, juggling and more. Children participate in a weekly Talent Show and
parents/grandparents are invited to watch the performances on Friday afternoons. To register please visit our link to community pass--
Camp hours are 9am - 3pm. After care will be offered from 3pm - 5pm for a rate of $8 per child
per hour for the first child and sibling discount offered at $5 per hour per child. Before care hours are 8am - 9am at a rate of $8 per child per hour. Register and pay for any before or after care at weekly camp sign in.
Camp Fees are $170 per week if you register before May 15th. A $20 late fee will be added if you register after May 15th. Registration closes on June 15th, or as each week fills up. A wait list will be implemented. Enrollment is on first come, first served basis. Payment must be made in full to secure enrollment and there will be no refunds for cancellations or absenteeism. Field Trip fees are included in tuition. Attend all six weeks or any weeks you desire.
Camp Dates are as follows; Week 1 - July 7-11, Week 2 - July 14-18, Week 3 - July 21-25, Week 4 - July 28 -Aug 1, Week 5 - Aug 4-8, Week 6 - Aug 11-15
Registration open now. To register please visit our link to community pass
For questions about camp or the registration process please email:
For camp employment please email: For scholarship info please email:

Spring Break Sports Camp

Spring Break is coming up soon! Looking for a recreational opportunity for ages 5 to 12?Chester Recreation is offering a great sports camp. Experience over 16 different sports from around the world including, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, cricket, floor hockey and more. Click link above for flyer and registration information.

Spring Sports Programs Offered by Chester Township

Development Play Tennis, Tuesdays, 4/22-6/10/14, 5:30-6:30 pm, ages 8-10, Chubb Park, $150 if registering before April 1;
Development Play Tennis, Tuesdays ,4/22-6/10/14, 6:30-7:30 pm, ages 11-14, Chubb Park, $150 if registering before April 1;
T-Ball Squirts, Saturdays, 4/26-6/14/14, 9:30-10:30 am, age 3-5, Chubb Park, $130 if registering before April 1;
Soccer Squirts, Saturdays, 4/26-6/14/14,11am-12pm, age 3-5, Chubb Park, $130 if registering before April 1
To register please visit: https://register/
For more info, please e-mail:


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