About the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department

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.


The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department coordinates a wide variety of programs and events for the residents of Bloomfield.

We offer traditional sports programs such as:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

We also offer many non traditional sports such as:

  • Bowling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kung Fu
  • Skateboarding
  • Street hockey

And Much More...

  • Youth and Adult Art Classes
  • Youth Dance Classes
  • Adult and Senior Exercise Programs
  • Music Programs and Leagues
  • Educational Programs and Events
  • and Much More!

Our programs are offered to children as early as 18 months all the way through to our senior citizen population. Some programs are seasonal but we offer a wide variety of programs throughout the year that are sure to meet your family's needs. It is truly fun for the whole family!

Transportation Division

We provide senior citizen bus service to enable our senior population to purchase groceries and personal items. Our department also offers a shuttle service to the Bloomfield Train Station on Lackawanna Place. This train provides direct service to Hoboken and Manhattan. We have two shuttles driving to the train station daily from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. In the evening we return commuters home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at night. 

Lastly, we provide a Dial-A-Ride service for our senior citizen and special needs population. This is a curb to curb service that provides free transportation to Bloomfield residents anywhere in Essex County. While rides are primarily for medical purposes, we try to accommodate other requests.

Further Information

To find out more information on our transportation division, please visit the Transportation Division page or call 973-566-7194.

Special Events

If that isn't enough we also offer many different special events that take place throughout the year. 

In the fall we run Bloomfield's September 11th Memorial Service, a outdoor movie and family overnight campout in the park and the Halloween Scream on the Green. 

In the winter we run the tree lighting ceremony and holiday celebration. 

In the spring we run the:

  • Concerts at Brookside Park
  • Concerts on the Green
  • Independence Day Celebration
  • Little League Town Tournament
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Sports clinics
  • Summer camps
  • Town Wide Track Meet

Not to mention many other various trips and events such as trips to Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, the circus and trips to various sporting events.

Let Us Know

If you can think of it, we probably provide it. If we don't, give us a call and we will work with you to make it a reality!