General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609.895.1484
Emergencies: Dial 911
2207 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township,

Office Hours M - F
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Recreation Department FAQ

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Programs, Activities, Sports and Special Events
What types of programs do you offer?

Recreation classes, special events, summer day camp, youth basketball, youth track clinic, swim lessons, swim team, open swim, youth wrestling, and much more. Additional information about each specific program is listed on the Recreation Department web page.

What are the Recreation Department office hours?

The Recreation Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Where are you located?

The Recreation Department office is located in Municipal Hall at 2207 Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township, N.J.

How do I register for a program?

Registration is available 24/7 with our online registration system, Community Pass. Click Community Pass Catalog to be redirected to Community Pass.

Phone: Call in to the Recreation Department at 609.844.7065 in order to register over the phone.

In Person: Feel free to stop in to the Recreation Department and register in person.  

We are located in the Lawrence Township Municipal Building, 2207 Lawrence Road, Lawrence, NJ.

What methods of payment do you take?

Accepted methods of payment include cash, check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

What is your refund/cancelation policy?

Refunds for the registration fee will be assessed a 25% administrative fee for withdrawing prior to the start of a program.

No refunds or credits will be issued after the program has started.

I am not a resident of Lawrence Township, can I still participate in your programs?

Yes, you may participate in programs, but all fees are doubled for non-residents.

I am on a waiting list for a Recreation program. How does the waiting list work?

If you are signed up for a program and have been put on a waiting list, you will receive a phone call or email once a spot has opened up. Phone calls and emails will be sent out in the order they are received.

What if I would like to teach or run a program?

We are always looking for new programs to offer to the community. If you have any interest or special talents and you would like to offer a program through us please contact us the Recreation Department at 609.844.7065.

Many of our programs rely on volunteerism to help make them successful. We appreciate all of our volunteers and are always looking for more.

How do you decide what programs and activities to offer?

Suggestions for programs often come from the public, Town Council, and Recreation Advisory Committee. The expertise and experience of Department staff are also utilized to develop program ideas.  There are many factors that determine what programs and activities are ultimately offered. The availability of facilities, funding, and availability of qualified instructors or leaders must be taken into consideration.

Can missed classes be made up (can I just show up at another scheduled class)?

Only if the Recreation Department cancels a class, will there be a make-up. If a participant misses a class, there is no make-up. Participants can only attend their designated class time.

Where can I find information about other Youth Sport Organizations in Lawrence?

Lawrence 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.

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.

Lawrence Junior Cardinal Football Club
A volunteer organization that provides a competitive contact football program in Lawrence Township.

Parks and Facilities
Where are the Parks located?

Please follow this link to locate the Township Parks and Facilities.

Where is the pool located?

The pool is located at Lawrence High School (2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrence, NJ). On weekdays you must enter through the main entrance and on weekends you may enter through the glass doors on the left side of the parking lot.

What are the hours of the pool?

Public pool hours vary from week to week. Please check the Recreation Department website for an updated weekly pool schedule.

How do I reserve a park pavilion?

Pavilions are located in Village Park on Bergen Street and Yeger Street Side. There is also a pavilion at Veterans Park. In order to reserve a park pavilion, you must fill out a Park Pavilion Rental Permit. The rental fee is $45 (resident) for a three hour time slot. You must also leave a $250 deposit check. The maximum amount of attendees for an event in Village Park is 50 people and for Veterans Park is 35 people. Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All rental agreements and park rules must be followed including the removal of all event trash from the park.

Can I fly drones in the parks?

No, drones are prohibited in Township parks.

Are the parks a smoke and alcohol free environment?

Yes, all Township parks prohibit smoking and alcohol use.

When are the parks opened and closed?

Parks are opened daily to the public from 7 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. except in attendance at an organized activity approved by the township.

What should I do with trash?

Be sure to use the designated trash areas and sort recyclables in the proper containers. If you are renting a pavilion all trash must be removed from the park and pavilion area.

Office on Aging/Senior Center
When will the senior center open again to the public?

 We do not have a definite answer to this question at this time. As soon as it is determined that it will be safe for the seniors to congregate the center will be opened. Every effort is being made to hold activities out in the open air when weather permits.  It is still to be determined, whether the senior center will be open during the winter months to accommodate small groups for activities and programs.

Where is the Lawrence Township Senior Center Located?

The senior center is located at 30 East Darrah Lane. The center can be accessed via route one near the County library and the CVS, or Princeton Pike.

Is there a cost to sign up at the senior center

There is no cost to sign up to become a member of the senior center. All residents 60 years and older qualify for membership. Proof of residency is required. Some activities or programs require a minimal fee.

How do we learn about the programs or services you offer?

The senior center puts out a monthly schedule of activities. Program flyers are posted and distributed and posted on the web site. Feel free to visit us or call the senior center for program updates.

How do we sign up for activities at the senior center?

You can sign up for an activity or program by calling or visiting the senior center – you must register with the senior center to participate in a program and Township residents receive priority.

Can non-residents participate in activities at the senior center?

Non-residents may participate if space is available. If there is a fee for an activity or program non-resident must pay double the fee.

How do we know if a class is cancelled at the senior center?

Information will be posted on the website or at the senior center. Whenever possible you will receive a call to advise you of cancellations.

What services do you provide at the senior center?

The Lawrence Township Senior Center is a multi-purpose recreation center that provides fitness activities such as exercise classes, line dancing, and tai-chi and yoga classes. The senior center also offers a computer lab,  memoir writing, poetry class, language classes, health education, and screenings, crochet and knitting, Mahjongg, Duplicate Bridge, club meetings, and hosts a lunch program. Other programs include referrals to social services, tax preparation through the AARP, and Medicare counseling services through the State Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP).

How can I arrange for a ride with the senior center van?

Transportation to and from the senior center is available to senior center members for activities and programs by calling our office at 609.844.7048. Appointments for routine doctor visits, food shopping, recreational activities must be arranged in advance.

How do I sign up for lunch?

The Mercer County Office on Aging offers a senior meal program. Participants must register through Nutrition by visiting the senior center during business hours or calling 609.989.6650.

What time is lunch served?

Lunch is generally served by 11:30 am. You must be registered in advance to receive a lunch on that day and arrive before 11:30 to be served.

How can I volunteer at the senior center?

You may volunteer at the senior center to offer a class or program, or assist in the office, serve for nutrition, work with the clubs, or with the busy bee program- teaching students to knit or crochet by contacting the senior center.

What are your hours of operation?

The Senior Center is open weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. occasionally; we may offer evening programs or socials.

Are you open on weekends or evenings?

The senior center is generally not open on weekends or evenings. Occasionally we offer evening socials, and programs such as art shows, or flea markets, during the weekend

What are the clubs? And how do you join?

The senior center clubs are independent senior groups that meet on Tuesdays at the Senior Center. They are registered with the State as non-profit organizations. They provide activities, bus trips, and social activities for their members. There is a cost of $5.00 to join the clubs.

What types of card games are played at the center?

A game room is available for card games that include: Duplicate Bridge and Party Bridge. If you would like to start a group we will gladly assist you with that by positing a sign-up list to generate interest.

How do I join a group at the senior center?

We urge you to visit the senior center to register, let us know what your interests are and we will help you to join a group of interest.

What type of fitness or exercise class do you offer at the senior center

We offer senior fitness classes twice a week; periodically we offer hula fitness, Yoga and Tai-chi.

Is the senior center rented out for activities?

Rental of the premises is not permitted.

Is the senior center on social media?

You can find periodic postings of senior programs and activities on the Township Twitter account and the Township website.  Our programs are also highlighted on the recreation Facebook page.

Can adult children contact your office for information for their aging parents?

Yes, we are very willing to speak with adult children that may have a need for services or information for their aging parents. Confidentiality is maintained to protect our senior members.

How does the senior center differ from adult daycare?

The senior center is meant for active seniors that can function independently and without assistance. Adult daycare programs are for seniors that require 24-hour supervision, nursing services, and support while family members are at work or occupied.

Is there an identification card that needs to be shown to participate at the senior center?

The senior center is upgrading its data tracking system which may include the need to scan a senior’s identification card.

What language classes do you offer at the senior center?

At this time Italian class is offered. We are hoping to reinstate our Spanish class in the spring

How safe is the personal information I give to staff during registration?

All personal information is held in strictest confidence.  We usually input the information in our computer files and will never disclose any personal information to anyone without a senior’s permission.

Do you offer tax preparation help at the senior center and how could I sign up?

The AARP runs a tax assistance program out of the senior center on Tuesdays from February 1- April 15th. .  You should contact the Office on Aging/Senior Center in early February to schedule an appointment.

Do you offer assistance in selecting Medicare supplementary insurance during open enrollment?

A SHIP (State Senior Health Insurance Program) volunteer is available to provide seniors with assistance with their Medicare insurance options.  Contact our office and we will take your name and number to schedule a return call from the SHIP volunteer.