General Information
Phone Numbers
609.844.7065
Fax: 609.895.1484
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
2207 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence Township,
NJ
08648

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

Recreation Department

Lawrence Township Recreation Department provides recreational programs that enrich the quality of life for Lawrence residents by promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging social interaction. The Lawrence Township Recreation Department offers a year-round selection of athletics, camps, special events, and instructional programs for the residents of Lawrence Township.

Nancy BergenSuperintendent of Recreation

Jeffrey Radice, Recreation Leader

Emily Kurlander, Recreation Leader

Superintendent of Recreation, Nancy Bergen, presented the 2024 Department Budget at the February 6th Town Council meeting. The presentation can be viewed here.

Recreation Department Calendar

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony is taking place on Saturday, May 25th, 2024

If you wish to participate in the parade, click the link below

https://forms.gle/tvDSX3nYYR43FneA8

Grand Marshal Announced for Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade

The Lawrence Township Patriotic Committee is delighted to announce that Colonel (Retired) Charles J. "Bud" O'Brien, a resident of Lawrence Township, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 25th.

Colonel O'Brien will lead the parade, which begins at 10:00 AM from the Lawrence Township High School parking lot. The parade route will take participants along Princeton Pike, Darrah Lane, Birchwood Knoll, and Berwyn Place. It will feature various participants, including local veterans' groups, military units, marching bands, and community organizations.

The parade will conclude at Veterans Park, located at 100 Oaklyn Terrace, where a Memorial Day service will follow immediately. The Lawrence Township Recreation Advisory Board will provide free hot dogs and water after the service.

Colonel O'Brien has had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, serving for twenty-nine years with half of his service overseas. He began his career as an Armor Officer after graduating from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963. His assignments included service in Germany, Vietnam, and Cambodia, where he held roles such as tank company commander, aide-de-camp to a U.S. II Field Force commander, and provincial operations advisor. He later commanded the Third Battalion, Thirty-Fifth Armor, First Armored Division, leading the unit along the East German/Czech border. He also became the Army's first liaison officer to the Israel Defense Forces and served as Chief of Public Affairs for the Sixth United States Army in San Francisco. His final active duty assignment was as the U.S. Army Senior Advisor to the New Jersey National Guard.

His military honors include two Legion of Merit awards, three Bronze Stars, six Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He also earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Maine and a Master of Arts degree from Trenton State College, and graduated from both the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

After retiring from the Army in 1992, Colonel O'Brien transitioned to education and volunteer work. He joined the faculty at The Hun School of Princeton, where he taught in the English Department for sixteen years, including five years as Department Chairman. He also served as a board trustee and volunteer for the Mount Carmel Guild of Trenton, with three years as Board President.

Colonel O'Brien has been married for fifty-three years to Judith E. Demcsak of Bayonne, New Jersey, who played an integral role in supporting his successful career.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend the parade and the Memorial Day service at Veterans Park. For more information about the parade or the Memorial Day service, please contact the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at recreation@lawrencetwp.com or call 609-844-7067.

Thank you Lawrence Township Veterans

Calling all Veterans and their families! Join us at the Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on May 25th, starting at 10:00 am. The parade begins at 10:00 am, followed by a ceremony at 11:00 am at Lawrence Township Veterans Park.

We'd love for you to be part of this special event. Whether you plan to march, ride, or simply attend the ceremony, please let us know by filling out the online form here.

Thank you for your service, and we look forward to seeing you on May 25th!


Please visit our program catalog for the latest available programs.

Click here for  PROGRAMS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION


 


          

          

          

          


Lawrence High School Pool Hours

Monday: Lap & Open Swim: 6:00pm to 9pm CLOSED (5/27)

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: Lap & Open Swim: 6:00pm to 9pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: Lap & Open Swim: 6:00pm to 9pm

Saturday: Lap & Open Swim: 12:00pm to 4pm CLOSED (5/25)

Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED

 ATTN: POOL CLOSED 5/25 & 5/27 (MEMORIAL DAY) 

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Do you have an idea for a program and would like to 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 email Nancy Bergen .


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