Town Seal links to Home Page
Seal of Lawrence Township

Recreation Department

Nancy Bergen, Superintendent of Recreation

Phone: 609-844-7065
Fax: 609-895-1484

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday


  • Summer Programs
  • Registration for summer camps and programs is now available! Register by signing on to CommunityPass.

  • Nature Center Summer Camp
  • A new program is being offered this year - Steamin' at the LNC. Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in Nature. This program is for children who will be in grades 3-6 in Septamber 2017. It runs from July 24 through July 28 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The cost is $185.00 and is limited to 20 children. Check out the flyer for more information. Click to register.

  • 2017 Fireworks Celebration and National Anthem Contest
  • The 2017 Lawrence Township Fireworks will be held at Rider University on Friday, June 30th.  The band will play from 6:00-8:00 p.m., followed by music from The Bronc, Rider University's radio station.  The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. The rain date will be Saturday, July 1st.

    For a chance to sing the National Athem at the 2017 Fireworks celebration, please click here for details.

  • Summer Pool Information and Swim Lessons
  • Click here to view Summer Swim Lessons and Pool Membership information.

  • Safety Town
  • Click here to see details on volunteer opportunities for students 7th grade or older.

  • Police Department Youth Academy
  • The Lawrence Township Police Department Youth Academy will run from June 26 through June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Township Police Station. This program is available to residents between 13 and 17 years of age. Cost is $50.00. Registration can be completed on line or by calling the Recreation Office. For additional information please contact Lt. Brian Caloairo. See flyer.

  • Community Garden
  • Registration for the Community Garden is now open to returning gardeners. Please contact the Lawrence Recreation Department by telephone or email to reserve your plot. Registration will open to general public on Tuesday, March 21st.

  • Lifeguards Needed
  • If you are looking for part-time work and have your lifeguard certification, the Recreation Department is hiring lifeguards. You may contact the Recreation Department for additional information or if you are interested in acquiring your certification to become a lifeguard.

    if you are interested in acquiring your lifeguard certification or recertification, please click this link for information.


  • The Lawrence High School pool will be closed beginning on June 10. The pool will reopen for the summer season on June 26.



registration form

Programs, Schedules & Forms

Program Details and Forms

  • On-line Registration is available for all programs through this link.
  • The General Registration form can be used for any program offered by the Recreation Department.
  • Individuals interested in requesting financial assistance for registration fees can fill out the form.
  • Use of Township facilities including athletic fields and park pavilions requires a permit issued by the Lawrence Township Recreation Department.
  • Medical release form.
  • Employment Application
  • Most supporting documents require Adobe Reader to view and print.
    Adobe Reader Logo/Link

For additional youth programs in Lawrence Township such as soccer, baseball, and football, see related links at the bottom of the page.


Township Parks

Lawrence Trail Map

Township Fields

  • Baseball/Softball Fields in Central Park:
  • Colavita Field
  • Carroll Field
  • Grant Field
  • Hughes Field
  • Pezzicola Field

  • Football Field in Central Park:
  • Elvin Bethea Field

  • Soccer Fields:
  • Armory Fields
  • Mooch Myernick Training Facility in Village Park
  • Zimmer Field in Central Park

  • Softball Fields in Village Park:
  • Betty Leedom Field
  • Gatterdam Field

  • Lacrosse Fields
  • Central Park

Department Contacts

Municipal Building

2207 Lawrenceville Road, PO Box 6006, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

  • Nancy Bergen - Superintendent of Recreation
    Phone: 609-844-7067

Senior Center

30 Darrah Lane East, Lawrenceville NJ 08648

Advisory Board

The Lawrence Township Recreation Advisory Committe is appointed by the Township Council to work with the Lawrence Township Recreation Department to plan and promote activities for the residents of Lawrence. The Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Lower Level Conference room. Residents are encouraged to attend these meetings.

  • Ed Budzinski
  • Ernie Cerone
  • Glenn Collins
  • Bob Dalle Pazze
  • George Ferenchick
  • Alyson Fischer
  • William Pitman
  • Marie Tagliaferri
  • Sigmund Zegarski

Related Links

Logo of Lawrence Hamnett SoccerLawrence Hamnett Soccer Association
A volunteer organization providing recreational and competitive soccer opportunities for boys and girls 5 to 17 years old living in Lawrence Township.

Logo of Lawrence Lacrosse

Lawrence Lacrosse Club
A volunteer organization that organizes and coordinates recreational and competitive lacrosse for boys and girls between Pre-K to 8th grade.

Lawrence Township Junior Baseball/Softball Association
A volunteer organization that organizes and coordinates baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls between 8 and 18 years of age.

Logo of Lawrence Lightning Junior Football ClubLawrence Junior Cardinal Football Club
A volunteer organization that provides a competitve contact football program for boys in Lawrence Township. They offer 4 travel teams for boys in grades 1 to 8.

Lawrence Township Board of Education
The home page for the Lawrence Township School District.

Logo of Lawrence Nature CenterLawrence Township Nature Center
The website for the Rinck House and the Lawrence Township Outdoor Education/Nature Center.

Lawrence Hopewell Trail
The off-road path that when completed will wind its way for more than 20 miles through Hopewell and Lawrence connecting parkland, open space and other attractions in the two communities.

Logo of Lawrence Community CenterLawrence Community Center
The Lawrence Community Center at 295 Eggert Crossing Road provides recreation, social and educational opportunities for the entire community.