176 Park Ave; Rutherford,  NJ 07070

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 8:30AM – 7:00PM until May!

Telephone: (201) 460-3015
Special Information Hotline: (201) 460-3017
Weather Hotline: (201) 460-3000 x3177
Fax: (201) 460-3018

Rutherford News and Events

Spring & Summer Children’s Programs

Medical Release Form

Annual Holiday Egg Hunt 

 At TRYON Field

    Sponsored by . . .

Red Wheelbarrow Pediatrics

Sunday March 29th  (Rain Date: April 4th)

Rutherford children in 1st through 3rd  grade

will hunt for eggs at 1:00PM at Tryon Field.

Children ages 1 through Kindergarten will meet at 1:45PM.

Peter Cottontail will be available for pictures!

Please bring a basket or bag for your collection.


Flashlight Egg Hunt

Friday, March 27th at 7:30PM at Tamblyn Field

                                    Rutherford residents in grades 4-6 are invited for a fun-filled  evening of hunting for eggs in the dark.

Refreshments will be served  afterwards in the Civic Center.

This is a free event but you must BRING your own flashlight and bag.

Rain date: Thursday, April 2nd  Thanks!!



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 Finnerty Good Sportsmanship Award                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Gymnastics Class


The Rutherford Recreation Department is committed to providing our residents, both the young and the “young at heart”, with programs that foster a sense of community,  sportsmanship and well-being.

We are continually seeking creative, dedicated individuals to help bring safe, enjoyable leisure opportunities to Rutherford residents  If you have a special talent to offer or are interested in volunteering, coaching or teaching a special class, we want YOU!

We are also looking for sponsors to help defray the cost of our “Special Events” such as the Annual Fireworks Celebration,  Volunteer Dinner Dance, Annual Egg Hunt,  etc.  If you know of an individual or company that may be interested, we would appreciate them contacting the Recreation Department.

Thank you to our many volunteers for helping to make these programs flourish.  The spirit of teamwork is admirable and helps to enhance our quality of life.

Also, thank you to our Honorable Mayor and Council Members and the Board of Education for their support and dedication to fostering a recreational community that provides a multitude of activities and events for all Rutherford residents.

Some additional programs we are offering are events and programs for the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign and 4H programs.

We are always looking to offer more programs and events.  Please send any suggestions to

Thank you!

Barbara Bennett –  Recreation Director –

Carol Hanson- Keyboarding Clerk II –

Maureen Bigley- Keyboarding Clerk I –

Reggie Rogers-Recreation Aide –

**Gerri Brooks – Volunteer Recreation Consultant**

Laura Ward – Preschool Director
Michele Floriani – Teacher’s Assistant