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Recreation Department

The Recreation Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm in the Civic Center.

Recreation Director Karen Murphy may be contacted at 973-839-4167 for further information.

2015 Recreation Flyer


Dana Damico           5 year term to 12/31/17
Dana DeBonta       5 year term to 12/31/18
Beth Leahy 5 year term to 12/31/19
Larry Kreiwer, Jr. 5 year term to 12/31/20
Audrey Flynn 5 year term to 12/31/20
Toni Defrancesco 5 year term to 12/31/16
Eileen Horn  5 year term to 12/31/16
Liz Schoonmaker- Alternate Commissioner #1 term to 12/31/17
Mike Barbera - Alternate Commissioner #2 term to 12/31/16

Recreation Commission
The Pompton Lakes Recreation Commission offers a wide variety of programs for all ages during the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons.  Some of the programs offered are bowling, tennis, indoor field hockey, karate, arts and crafts, gymnastics, women’s boot camp, indoor softball clinic, basketball, walking club and special needs. Registrations are held at the Pompton Lakes Teen Center, 247 Wanaque Avenue at specific dates and times or on line with The Recreation Commission has part time employment positions available.
The Recreation Commission also sponsors special events such as the Egg Hunt, Senior Picnic, Halloween Hunt and Breakfast with Santa.  In addition, they help organize the annual Pompton Day event, which is in its tenth year offering all day events beginning with a 5K Run and Fishing Derby, followed by Plywood Regatta, Talent Shows, Sport Competitions, Fear Factor, DJ’s, Vendors and Food Concessions, and ending with a spectacular firework display. 
The Pompton Lakes Recreation Commission consists of Director Karen Murphy, seven commissioners and two alternate commissioners.   Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Pompton Lakes Civic Center beginning at 8:00PM.

Teen Center
247 Wanaque Avenue Behind The Smiling Rhino Theater
Traci Cioppa, Director
The Pompton Lakes Council, the Recreation Commission and the Municipal Alliance support and encourage teens to participate in the variety of activities that are provided by the Teen Center. 
The Pompton Lakes Teen Center is open during the school year Monday through Friday 3:00pm-10:00pm and extended hours during the summer months are Monday through Friday 1:00pm-10:00pm.  Boys and girls are permitted to begin using the Teen Center beginning the summer after grade 5 through grade 10.  The Teen Center offers adult men's basketball (17-23 years old) every Tuesday and Wednesday night from 8-10pm. 
The Teen Center welcomes teens to come and visit the game room with two flat screen T.V.'s, pool and ping pong table.  The gym is available and open during the hours of operation for basketball, dodge ball, whiffle ball and soccer.  Special events are offered during the year that include theme dances, movie nights and sports tournaments.
The Teen Center is chaperoned at all times by at least two counselors 18 years of age or older.  Registration is required at a yearly fee of $25.00.  Snacks and drinks are also available at a minimal cost.
Follow us on Facebook @ Pompton Lakes Teen Center.

Youth Sporting Activities
Pompton Lakes sports organizations are unique in the sense that they are independently managed by the individual organization, which is separate from the Pompton Lakes Recreation Commission.  These organizations offer parents the opportunity to become actively involved by volunteering time to help manage, coach, assist with field care, lend a hand at snack stands or be the team Mom or Dad while at the same time spending quality time with their children.  These organizations are committed to promoting good sportsmanship and teaching the fundamentals of the sport.


PAL Basketball was formed in 1994 providing both winter and summer programs that include over 500 boys and girls in Pompton Lakes and the surrounding area.   The in- town program provides fun basketball with maximum playing time and player participation.   The winter program includes in-town and travel teams for both boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 and the summer program includes boys and girls grade 3 though adult.  Information for sign ups can be found in the Suburban Trends, in a pre-season mailer or on flyers that are distributed throughout the community. For more information call  Lloyd Kent at 973-865-3407



Pompton Lakes-Riverdale Little League offers nearly 700 children the opportunity to play softball, baseball, or t-ball.  Registration usually is in the month of January with tryouts starting in March and the season beginning in April.  T-ball is for 5 and 6 year olds and baseball and softball is offered through the age of 16.  For more information contact Mike Coss-President 973-907-6354, Gary Charyak, Secretary 862-219-0519 or visit the website


The Pompton Lakes Riverdale Soccer Association has over 600 children participating in the programs each year.  The Association sponsors a fall in-town recreation league, winter indoor league, as well as a summer camp program.  It also provides fall and spring traveling leagues for more advanced players sponsored through Morris County and is sanctioned under New Jersey Youth Soccer rules and regulations.  For more information on the program contact Mike Serra   (website –

PLRYO supports the youth of our community by running the Football, Cheerleading, Wrestling and the new Lacrosse Programs.   The Football/Cheerleading programs begin with practices in July & August and regular season games in September & October. All home games are played at Carlough Field, Ringwood Avenue, Pompton Lakes.   Flag Football for age groups 5-7 play on Sunday mornings during the months of September & October at Carlough Field.  The Wrestling program has practices in December and regular season matches in January & February; home matches are held at Pompton Lakes High School, 44 Lakeside Ave.  For further information on the programs, please contact or visit the website
Football - Rob Sturla - 973-417-2433     Cheerleading - Paula Sturla - 973-214-8719 
Wrestling - Joe Truono- 973-865-6617   Joe Grill Snack Stand - 973-835-4494


 Pompton Day Festival
( more information coming soon )

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