Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Upcoming events

    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Mastoris, 144 US-130 (Route 206 & 130) Bordentown, NJ 08505


    • 18 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Chela's Restaurant & Bar, 131 Newark Pompton Tpke (Rt. 23), Little Falls, NJ 07424


    • 19 Dec 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Tavern at Ashbrook Golf Course, Scotch Plains, NJ



    • 19 Dec 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • American Dream, Rutherford, NJ


    • 20 Dec 2019

    2019-2020 Program, Publicity & Individual Awards - Nomination Deadline 

    With any and all questions regarding the awards criteria, please contact Karen Zimmerman, KZimmerman@twp.montgomery.nj.us. For all questions regarding the awards submission or Google Drive submission, please contact David Guida at dguidajr@cityofsummit.org.

    2019-2020 Program, Publicity & Individual Awards Form.

    • 20 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Bowlero in Hazlet

    District 4 Holiday Party. 

    We will be going bowling at Bowlero in Hazlet (1400 NJ-36, Hazlet, NJ 07730)  from 12pm-2pm. Teams of 4 or possibly more will be pick out of a hat, prizes will be up for grabs and food and drink will be had. Bob and myself are currently working on sponsorship so I will be reaching back out in a few weeks to let you know how much it will be per person.

     


    • 25 Dec 2019

    Merry Christmas! The NJRPA Office will be closed for the holiday.

    • 1 Jan 2020

    The NJRPA Office will be closed. Happy New Year!

    • 8 Jan 2020
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • Thompson Park
    • 9 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • North Branch Park, Branchburg, NJ


    • 14 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Ave, Summit


    • 16 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • North Branch Park


    • 22 Jan 2020
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • Scotch Hills Golf Course


    • 24 Jan 2020
    • Old Bridge, NJ


    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Millville, NJ

    The District V Meeting will be held at 416 S 15th St., Millville, NJ 08332 

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Conference Call


    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Harrah's, Atlantic City, NJ
    Register

    The NJRPA 2020 Conference Committee would like to invite you to participate in our 45th Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place February 23 through February 26, 2020 at the Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Our Exhibit Hall Committee, including two vendor representatives, has been busy designing marketing opportunities for you including the exhibition with dedicated hours, sponsorships, advertising, and networking available throughout the conference.

    NJRPA represents more than 600 public and private parks, recreation, and public health professionals and more than eight million citizens statewide. Our delegates represent administrators, supervisors, and board members who have the responsibility to make major purchasing decisions in every facet of park and recreation facilities and programs. NJRPA believes that in addition to direct sales and product promotion, a primary goal of our exhibitors should include education and consultation. We share a mission to provide our exhibitors with the opportunity to display the latest technologies and most comprehensive services available to the consumer.

    We hope to see you there!

    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
    Register
    NEW JERSEY RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION
    45th Annual NJRPA Conference & Exhibition
    February 23-26, 2020
    Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center


    Join us and experience:

    •  NJ’s largest conference & trade show for parks, recreation, and leisure services
    • Trade Show of 115 vendors                
    •  Numerous CEU opportunities; 30+ educational sessions featuring outstanding presenters
    •  Exciting keynote presentation by Joel Weintraub; Humor for the Health of It!
    •  Annual Awards Dinner and Pre-Reception

    5 Pre-Conference Institutes on Sunday, February 23, 2020

    1. 1pm – 4pm Wildwood 12 How to Be Successful at Sponsorship Sales  (.4 CEU): How to generate sponsorship dollars is one of the toughest assignments for recreation and park professionals. It is easy to charge fees; it is easy to write grants; it is not easy to sell sponsorship UNLESS you know how to do it. It is NOT a matter of going to the telephone book, finding someone that you think has money and telling them how much you need for what you do! This session will take you through a process that teaches you to understand what THE SPONSOR wants (and needs) and helping him/her achieve the park and recreation agency’s goals through an affiliation with your program. Who do you call? What do you say? How do you say it? What do you have to sell? When do you start selling? You will learn a 12 step sales process that is GUARANTEED to work IF you follow the steps! You are guaranteed to learn AND have fun! 1. Demonstrate skills that help you gain confidence in the sponsorship sales process. 2. Explain the 12 step sales process and the importance of the timing of the sales process. 3. Identify power words that lead the sponsor to yes. Presenter: Sylvia Allen, Allen Consulting, Inc.  $99Member/$139 Non-Member
    2. 10am – 5pm Wildwood 14 Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council Clinician’s Workshop (.6 CEU): This 5th edition course is designed for parks and recreation staff, coaches, volunteers, and youth sports administrators. This full-day session teaches the fundamentals of implementing the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic - Sports Awareness For Educating Today’s Youth™ - which meets the stipulations of the NJ State “Little League” Law (P.L. 1988, c.87) and the Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Program (N.J.A.C. 5:52). 1. List the standards for receiving partial civil immunity under NJ State law protecting volunteer coaches. 2. Effectively administer the 5th edition of the Rutgers SAFETY Course for volunteer coaches. 3. Assist volunteer coaches with developing a philosophy of coaching consistent with the development of children. Presenters: Dr. David Feigley and Alejandro Diaz, Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council $149 member/$299 Non-member
    3. 11am – 4pm Wildwood 5 Making It All Happen: Your Extraordinary Summer from Start to Finish (.4 CEU): The Campers are Coming! The Campers are Coming! How do we make sure we are ready to give our campers an extraordinary summer? This highly interactive workshop will take you from pre-season planning to staff orientation and through your camp season all the way to the very last day of camp. Together, we will share and experience: • Tips to inspire your staff throughout the year, before they even arrive at camp. • Exciting activities to maximize staff training. • Ice breakers that do more than just break the ice which can be used with both staff and campers. • Fun programming ideas that create memorable moments, make down-time fun-time, and spice-up rainy days. • Unique ideas to close your camp season in a meaningful and inspirational way. 1. List activities that can be implemented at camp including ice breakers and rainy day activities. 2. Discuss ways to enhance camp staff training. 3. Identify tips to motivate and inspire camp staff. Presenters: Roz and Jed Buck, Roz and Jed Training & Consulting  $99 Member/$139 Non-Member
    4. 10am-1pm Wildwood 8 AHA Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course (.3 CEU):  Heartsaver CPR AED is geared for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs and wants to become certified or recertified in CPR and AED. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, which will be valid for two years. 1. Learn to react to a medical emergency. 2. Acquire knowledge and skill to perform adult and pediatric CPR and to clear a foreign-body airway obstruction. 3. Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Presenters: Craig Harley, Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Debbie Millar, RN, Community Wellness, Penn Medicine Princeton Health  $50 Member/$60 Non-member
    5. 11am – 4pm Wildwood 10 2020 Aquatics Boot Camp – Best Practices  (.4 CEU): All New Speakers and Topics with Pool and Waterfront Breakouts Come and explore the aquatics industry’s best practices with a panel of experienced aquatic professionals. This session will be helpful to those new to the industry and veterans alike. Whether you operate a pool or waterfront, you will find relevant topics that relate to both waterfront and pool management including issues and research in lifeguard vigilance, regulations, programming, industry trends, cost recovery, special populations, and regulations. This training will be especially important to your seasonal Managers. Participants will receive a binder full of information, checklists, and samples. The experience will be a blend of information and experience that will leave you informed, prepared, and entertained. You will have an opportunity to have your priorities addressed, while sharing great information with others in the aquatics industry in New Jersey. This year’s Boot Camp will include a special break out, separate from group instruction, to specifically address issues for pools to address best practices hosted by experienced professionals in each area. 1. Identify areas in your aquatics operation that need improvement. 2. Define industry best practices and learn how to apply them. 3. Develop training programs for employees to meet safety challenges and regulations in the aquatic environment. Presenters: Judith Leblein Josephs, JLJ Enterprises LLC Alex Sperling, Montclair State University Campus Recreation Cait Waxler, American Red Cross Training Center, PA Promotional support for this session is provided by Water Safety Products.  $99 Member/ $139 Non-member

    2020 Educational Session topics include:

    Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time Programs, Aquatic Special Event Planning,  Mental Health First Aid Overview, Trends in NJ Employment and Labor Law, Programming Trends for the Future, Attracting Minorities and Underserved Populations to your Swim Program, Four Personalities of Senior Programming;  Sports Field Quality, LGBTQ Best Practices, Bully Prevention and Awareness, Connect to Walk and Bike, Waterfront Management, Special Event and Party ideas for Active Adults 50+, Cultural Humility: Acknowledging Diversity and Empowering Communities, Dealing with Difficult Patrons and Seniors-50+, Putting Ethics First, The Opioid Epidemic, Policy Implementation to Strengthen Your Youth Sports Programs, and much, much more.

    Full Registration Packet available soon OR visit our website at www.njrpa.org to register online.

    LODGING:  Room Rates per night are $75 in the Waterview Tower. Call 1-888-516-2215 and use Group Code SH02RP0.

    QUESTIONS?  CALL NJRPA at 609-356-0480

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 1210 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

    County Park Directors Meeting 

    Location: Ocean County Parks & Rec

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Scotch Hills Golf Course


    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Wall Recreation Center - Wall, NJ
    • 67
    Register




    • 2 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Township of Springfield – Springfield Community Pool
    Register

    2020 Certified Pool/Spa Operator’s Course (CPO)
    Sponsored by the New Jersey Recreation & Park Association
    Training by The Aquatic Council, LLC

    CPO Course Location Option “A”

    Host Location:
    Springfield Community Pool
    44 Morrison Road
    Springfield, NJ 07081
    Date/Time:
    Thursday, 4/2/2020 & Friday, 4/3/2020
    9:00 AM-5:00 PM


    1. CPO Classroom Course – 2-Days: $325.00

    2. CPO Fusion Training – 1 Day: $345.00; 1-Day Fusion Training - After completing the 8-10 hour Primer Course, Fusion students attend the second day only of their classroom course.

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Newark, NJ

    Call for Papers

       In 2020, the Essex County Park System, the nation's first county-wide park system, celebrates its 125th anniversary. In conjunction with the anniversary, the Essex County Parks Department will host the annual meeting of the National Association of Olmsted Parks in Newark, NJ from April 23-25, 2020.  The program will include a papers session. 

         We are seeking papers from graduates and post-graduates in fields such as landscape architecture, urban or regional planning, urban policy, geography, community development or history with a specific interest in parks and open space. The research need not focus on the Essex County Park System, but the paper must be relevant to this park system in some form and include discussion of at least one or several parks designed by the Olmsted firm.  Extra consideration will be given to papers that reflect the larger meeting theme of “The Olmsted Legacy Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future:  Park Preservation, Maintenance and Stewardship in the 21st Century“.  Please send an abstract by Dec. 9, 2019 to Kathy Kauhl at kkauhl@parks.essexcountynj.org.

         The Essex County Parks Archives traces the history of the nation’s oldest county park system, revealing the rich Olmsted Brothers legacy.  Its collection documents the process of creating and designing parks, as well as the evolution of the Essex County Park System through generations of change.  The Parks Archivist and assistants are available to aid with inquiries related to the parks, past and present.  The Parks Archives is located in the Parks Administration Building at 115 Clifton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.  Research services are available by appointment, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  For more information or to arrange an appointment please call 973-735-6230 or 6231.


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 1 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Princeton Recreation Department
    Register
                    


    Visit The Aquatic Council, LLC. and/or www.njrpa.org to register. For course inquiries, please contact Tim Auerhahn at tim@aquaticcouncil.com, or by calling 1-844-964-7280.


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 1 May 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 6 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ

    CEU sessions available
    NJCRID Awards
    More information to follow


    • 8 May 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 21 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Conference Call


    • 22 May 2020
    The NJRPA office will be closed.  This is a Floating Holiday for NJRPA.
    • 5 Jun 2020
    • McLoone's Boathouse, 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052


    • 10 Jun 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • Scotch Hills Golf Course
    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • NJ State Parks

    County Park Directors Meeting

    Location: NJ State Parks

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Heron Glen Golf Course, 110 State Hwy 202 & 31, Ringoes, NJ


    • 23 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


    • 25 Sep 2020
    • TBD

    The location is TBD until further notice.

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 30 Oct 2020
    • Orlando, FL


    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • Atlantic City, NJ


    • 27 Nov 2020

    The NJRPA office will be closed.  This is a NJRPA Floating Holiday.

    • 11 Dec 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • TBA

    County Park Directors' Meeting
    Location TBD

    • 24 Dec 2020

    The NJRPA office will be closed.  This is a NJRPA Floating Holiday.

    • 22 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


    Snow date:  1/29/21

Past events

13 Dec 2019 County Park Directors' Meeting
12 Dec 2019 Executive BOT Meeting
11 Dec 2019 D7 Holiday Party
11 Dec 2019 Public Campaign Taskforce
4 Dec 2019 Natural Lands Stewardship Workshop
3 Dec 2019 Finance Taskforce Meeting
29 Nov 2019 NJRPA Floating Holiday
28 Nov 2019 Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2019 District III Meeting
21 Nov 2019 LOM Session: Pride in the Park
20 Nov 2019 LOM Session: Managing Your Message
19 Nov 2019 LOM Session: Risk Management for Parks and Recreation
19 Nov 2019 League of Municipalities Conference
15 Nov 2019 Mentorship Event
14 Nov 2019 District 1 Meeting
14 Nov 2019 Awards Day 3 Tour
13 Nov 2019 Public Affairs Meeting
12 Nov 2019 Membership & Marketing Committee Meeting
7 Nov 2019 Nominations Committee Meeting
7 Nov 2019 BOT Meeting
6 Nov 2019 District VII Meeting
30 Oct 2019 Community Recreation Executive Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2019 NJPSAFEA Safety for All: A Blueprint for Schools and Outside Agencies Working Together
29 Oct 2019 Awards Committee Tour Day
24 Oct 2019 Community Service Committee Meeting
23 Oct 2019 District VI Meeting
23 Oct 2019 Education and Professional Development
22 Oct 2019 Public Awareness Taskforce Meeting
21 Oct 2019 Award Committee Tour Day
17 Oct 2019 Executive BOT Meeting
16 Oct 2019 NJ CRID Inclusion Workshop
16 Oct 2019 Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Course and Exam - October 2019
14 Oct 2019 Columbus Day
10 Oct 2019 Fall Workshop
7 Oct 2019 District III Meeting
4 Oct 2019 Conference Programs Meeting
2 Oct 2019 Mentorship Event
30 Sep 2019 Resource Development Meeting
29 Sep 2019 Rockin' the Reservation
24 Sep 2019 NRPA Conference
23 Sep 2019 Rutgers Clinicians Workshop
20 Sep 2019 County Park Directors' Meeting
19 Sep 2019 BOT Orientation
17 Sep 2019 Conference Planning Committee
16 Sep 2019 Finance Committee Meeting
13 Sep 2019 NJRPA 8th Annual Golf Outing Registration
11 Sep 2019 Public Affairs Meeting
6 Sep 2019 Membership & Marketing Committee Meeting
2 Sep 2019 Labor Day
27 Aug 2019 Summer Pool School Session 1: Westfield Memorial Pool
21 Aug 2019 Pool School Session 2: Ridgewood Graydon Pool (Lake)
20 Aug 2019 Summer Pool School Session 4: Princeton Community Pool
15 Aug 2019 Summer Waterfront School Session 3: Lake Barnegat & H2Whoa! Zone
14 Aug 2019 Education and Professional Development Meeting
10 Jul 2019 Public Affairs Meeting
5 Jul 2019 NJRPA Floating Holiday
4 Jul 2019 Independence Day
14 Jun 2019 County Park Directors' Meeting
11 Jun 2019 Board Of Trustees Meeting
5 Jun 2019 NJRPA Officers Installation
30 May 2019 District 3 Lunch
27 May 2019 Memorial Day
24 May 2019 NJRPA Floating Holiday
21 May 2019 BOT Executive Meeting
20 May 2019 HomeFront Swimsuit Collection Drive
17 May 2019 Community Recreation Meeting
15 May 2019 Education and Professional Development Meeting
8 May 2019 Public Affairs Meeting CANCELLED
7 May 2019 Membership and Marketing Meeting
30 Apr 2019 District VII Meeting
26 Apr 2019 Networking Event at Top Golf
24 Apr 2019 Board Of Trustees Meeting
17 Apr 2019 District V Meeting
11 Apr 2019 CPO Certification Course offered by The Aquatic Council
10 Apr 2019 Aquatics Section Annual Meeting & Conference
10 Apr 2019 Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Course and Exam - April 2019
3 Apr 2019 NJCRID(New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities) Workshop
2 Apr 2019 All Conference Planning Committee Wrap Up
27 Mar 2019 Post Conference Programs
27 Mar 2019 Education and Professional Development Committee
22 Mar 2019 Community Recreation Section Meeting
21 Mar 2019 District VII Meeting
15 Mar 2019 Membership and Marketing Committee Meeting
13 Mar 2019 Public Affairs Meeting
8 Mar 2019 County Park Directors' Meeting
26 Feb 2019 NJRPA Awards Dinner
24 Feb 2019 Pre-Conference Institute: 2019 Aquatic Boot Camp Best Practices
24 Feb 2019 Pre-Conference Institute: Developing A Parks and Recreation Risk Management Plan
24 Feb 2019 Pre-Conference Institute: Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council Clinician's Workshop(5th Edition)
24 Feb 2019 44th NJRPA Annual Conference Delegates Registration
12 Feb 2019 BOT Executive Meeting
5 Feb 2019 District VI Meeting
30 Jan 2019 Park Rx Meeting
29 Jan 2019 Nominations Committee Meeting
25 Jan 2019 Happy Hour & Hatchets
24 Jan 2019 Website Committee Meeting
21 Jan 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
18 Jan 2019 Conference Planning Committee Meeting
17 Jan 2019 Membership and Marketing Committee Meeting
16 Jan 2019 Education/Professional Development Committee Meeting
9 Jan 2019 Public Affairs Meeting
8 Jan 2019 Aquatic Branch Meeting
8 Jan 2019 Board Of Trustees Meeting
3 Jan 2019 Awards Committee Meeting
27 Dec 2018 District I Holiday Meeting
18 Dec 2018 District VII Holiday Meeting
17 Dec 2018 District IV Holiday Meeting
14 Dec 2018 District II Holiday Meeting
13 Dec 2018 District III Holiday Meeting
12 Dec 2018 District VI Holiday Meeting
6 Dec 2018 Natural Lands Stewardship Workshop
7 Nov 2018 District IV Meeting
7 Nov 2018 Public Affairs Meeting
1 Nov 2018 District I Meeting
1 Nov 2018 District III Meeting
17 Oct 2018 Certified Playground Safety Inspectors Course and Exam - October 2018
16 Oct 2018 District VI Meeting
11 Oct 2018 District V Meeting
11 Oct 2018 District VII Meeting
5 Oct 2018 NJRPA Fall Workshop North
4 Oct 2018 NJRPA Fall Workshop South
20 Sep 2018 District III Meeting
14 Sep 2018 Annual NJRPA Golf Outing

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

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