Parks and Recreation

Welcome to the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department. We provide comprehensive Park and Recreation programs, facilities, and services that assist in making Newark a Healthy Community. We strive to preserve, enhance, and protect our parks and open spaces while maintaining a vision for the future. While you’re here, view our parks map and plan a visit to one of our 34 parks, 17 miles of trails and over 650 acres of parkland and open space.

All program and event schedules are subject to change or cancellation based on state and local mandates for COVID-19. As we plan for our programs, the safety of the participants and their families, spectators, and staff is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and reevaluate the status of our programs. We will make changes as needed based on the guidance from state and local agencies and the school district. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!

FAQ for Programs & General Guidance during COVID-19


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Our Fall Activity Guide will be available on August 22 

Resident registration begins Aug, 22 and non-resident registration begins Aug. 26. Registration for before and after school care for Downes and West Park is currently available Please select the blue register today button above.