Parks & Recreation



Winter Coat Drive

Now thru December 25
Please drop off donations to the Recreation Department office, 90 Monmouth 2nd Floor.

Decor contest Winner 2017Holiday Home Decorating Contest 2019

sign-up you home to compete among the best festives homes of Red Bank! email or call us by 13th of December. 

Santa Picture and TreeHoliday Season is here!! 

Westside Tree Lighting
December 7th
6PM at Johnny Jazz Park

Rec_Holiday_logoSanta Claus in Red Bank

Letters to Santa

 Find our special mailboxes in town. Santa will be responding until December 18th. One will be in front of RiverCenter on Broad Street and the other one will be at Johnny Jazz Park. 

Santa Callsmailbox

Call will be done on December 10th and 11th to those who submitted their forms to the school. 


Red Bank Recreation works hard to bring quality programs and events for the youth and adults of our community. Starting in the winter, we offer Indoor Soccer programs for children ages 5-17. Basketball programs are run by Jersey Fusion, they take place in the winter season and sometimes in the Spring, Summer or Fall. The Spring season brings youth Track and Field, and of course Baseball and Softball for all ages. Another community event we host in the Springtime is the Easter Egg-Hunt and a Community Pride Event at Riverside Gardens Park. 

The  town also host The Red Bank 5K Classic Race, which is organized by The Red Bank River Center and The Red Bank Business Alliance. The race features 5K Run/Walk, Kids Broad Street Dash, Post Event Activities and After Party. All proceeds go the Our Parks and Recreation Dept. and The Community YMCA to better serve our community programs. 

 For our busiest time of the year, Summer Season, we offer camps for children and Summer Series in the Park. Our Summer Series include Movies, Fitness and Jazz. We welcome everyone to come to Riverside Gardens Park to enjoy these free events. Special thanks to the Community YMCA, Jazz Arts Project and ShoreFlicks for coordinating the Summer Series with us. 

For our Fall season, we prepare an amazing Halloween Parade with live music, bands, games and much more. Recreational Soccer for children preK to 8th grade. Flag Football is also offered for our youth by the Red Bank AYF. Other events offered in the fall are Halloween Egg-hunt, Children's Art-show and creative classes. 

The Department of Parks and Recreation also coordinates the Memorial Day and Veteran's Day Ceremonies. Our Memorial Day Ceremony also involves a parade. Throughout the year, we may host other events as well. To stay up to date with Red Bank events and programmings be sure to subscribe to our Borough website. You can receive alerts about weather, traffic, events, Borough Hall meetings, Ordinances, and much more. Parks and Recreation is also on Social Media. 
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Summer Series: Movies in the Park on Tuesdays 
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Holiday Season Programming

Westside Christmas Tree Lighting

At Johnny Jazz ParkSanta Picture and Tree

Saturday, December 7th
6:00 PM
Event feature holiday songs by Red Bank Primary School Choir and Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir, special appearance by Santa Claus and Friends. Be sure to take pictures!

Annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Register your Home by December 13thDecor contest Winner 2017

Judging will be done on 12/17-12/18
The Red Bank Middle School Student Council will be helping us judge the best 4 houses. Gift Baskets will be awarded to the selected winners!!!
you can email or call us to register.
***Exterior of the houses only**

mailboxSanta Claus Letters and Calls

From the North Pole to Red Bank

Santa and his helpers will be responding to all the Christmas letters that Red Bank children send through our special mailboxes in town. Please be sure to drop them off by December 14th! You can also schedule a phone call with Santa and/or his helpers at the North Pole! simply sign the form that will be sent to the Red Bank Schools and return it by December 10th!






Parks & Recreation Events

You may also view full calendar for other important dates. 
  • Fall Rec Soccer - Season Sept. 7th - Oct. 26th 
  • Halloween Egg-Hunt - Oct. 18th 7PM
  • Halloween Parade - Oct. 20th  Oct. 27th 1PM CANCELLED
  • Mini-Halloween Parade - Oct. 28th 6-7:30 PM
  • Kids Classes - October 15-November 6th
  • Veterans' Day Service - November 11th 
  • Kids Art-show - Nov. 16th 
  • Holiday Events - December 
  • Fall/Winter Basketball - January - March 2020
  • Indoor Soccer - January - March 2020

Payments & Registrations

To register and make payments on-line for all of our parks and recreation programs, please visit our CommunityPass Registration Site. 
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  1. Winter Coat Drive

    Event dates: November 20, 2019 - December 20, 2019
    Event Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    90 Monmouth Street
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
    Parks and Rec will...

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  2. Letters to Santa Claus

    Event dates: December 2, 2019 - December 14, 2019
    Event Time: 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
    If your child wants to write a letter to...

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