Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department

summer recreation


The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is happy to announce that registration for our Summer 2020 programs will begin on Thursday, June 25th at 10AM.

Due to the pandemic we have created a series of outdoor sports clinics that will take place in various parks in town, fitness programs on the Historic Town Green, in person programs at the Civic Center along with Art League programs and demonstrations.

How to Register

Community Pass

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All Summer Programs

Drive-In Movies

The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department would like to thank the over 550 people who gave feedback for our Drive-In Movie survey. The movies and site locations are confirmed and as follows:

All Drive-in events will be held on Tuesdays with a start time of 8:15pm.

  • June 16th – Grease – Universal Technical Institute, 1515 Broad St
  • June 23rd – Rocky – Bloomfield College – 235 Liberty St
  • June 30th – The Lion King – Universal Technical Institute, 1515 Broad St
  • July 7th – Lego Batman The Movie – Bloomfield College – 235 Liberty St
  • July 14th – Spaceballs The Movie – Universal Technical Institute, 1515 Broad St

Pre-Registration is required and will open for Bloomfield residents starting each Wednesday at 10am via our Community Pass Registration portal.

How to Register

Community Pass

Due to social distancing guidelines and safety precautions there will be a limited number of spaces available for each event. Once registered you will be added to our roster and additional information will be emailed to you prior to the event.

We will not have a concession stand available and we encourage all attendees to support Bloomfield businesses and restaurants and pick up food and snacks before you enter the event.

We would like to thank our community partners Universal Technical Institute, Shelbourne and Bloomfield College for their willingness to host our events. We would also like to thank our 2020 Summer of Fun Sponsors for their generosity which allows us to provide these events free of charge for our residents!

FOM summer concert series

Bloomfield Municipal Park System Update

Municipal Park Update
With Governor Murphy initiating the phase 2 reopening plan for New Jersey, the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department has lifted some restrictions to allow expanded use of our municipal park system.

Passive Recreation Areas
Passive recreation is still permissible in municipal parks as long as social distancing is practiced and face coverings are worn.

Active Recreation Areas
Effective immediately, all Bloomfield gyms and fitness facilities are allowed to request a permit to utilize predetermined areas of our parks for outdoor workouts.

Effective June 8, 2020 – 12:00PM all tennis courts will be open to the public, on a 30 day trial period, with safety guidelines and modified playing rules. 

Rules and regulations will be posted at each tennis court and can also be found by clicking here.

All organized sports activities in our municipal parks are still prohibited through Sunday, June 21, 2020.

However, starting Monday, June 22, 2020 non-contact sports may resume outdoor play as long as the guidelines set forth by the NJ Department of Health are followed.

All Bloomfield sports organizations and businesses must submit a permit request for field use by clicking here. 

All Bloomfield organizations must also submit, in writing, the policies and procedures that will be implemented to ensure the guidelines set forth by the NJ Department of Health are followed. Proof of insurance is required.

ALL FIELD USE FOR ACTIVE RECREATION IS BY PERMIT ONLY.

TOT-LOT PLAYGROUNDS AND BASKETBALL COURTS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

** For an exact list of facilities and activities along with the current rules and regulations for the municipal park system click here.

Transportation Information

Commuter Shuttle 

Commuter Shuttle Bus Service will be suspended until further notice starting Wednesday, March 18th

Senior Citizen Bus

Download Schedule (PDF)  (updated 6/1/20)

On Mondays through Thursday there will be a pick up at Felicity Towers at 8:30AM and Kinder Towers at 9:30.  The senior bus destination will be Brookdale Shoprite.

ON FRIDAY’S ONLY -  There will be a pick up at Felicity Towers at 8:30AM going to Jack’s Super Foodtown and Stop & Shop.  At 9:30AM there will be a pickup at Kinder Towers going to Stop & Shop.

Return trips will depart from supermarket at 10:00AM for Felicity and 11:15AM for Kinder Towers.  

There will be NO AFTERNOON SERVICE until further notice.

Dial A Ride 

We have cancelled all non-essential appointments. We are still taking seniors daily for dialysis, chemotherapy, heart doctors and medications.

To schedule a ride please call 973-566-7194 or call 973-513-7598

** ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING.  Anyone without a face covering will be declined a ride**

**For the safety of our riders and drivers we have implemented a stringent cleaning process for all transportation vehicles.**

Mission Statement

The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is to provide its community with diverse, year round youth, adult, senior and family orientated programs utilizing their extraordinary parks and recreation facilities. These affordable activities are to be well-supervised, age appropriate and conducted at convenient times and locations all while enhancing physical, social and cultural growth of all residents.