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Parks & Recreation

Linden Summer Day Camp & Playground Annual Craft & Talent Show

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to come see what the children and counselors have been doing all summer! This year’s theme is Blast from the Past from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • What: The Linden Summer Day Camp & Playground Annual Craft and Talent Show. This year’s theme is Blast from the Past from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at 6pm. Rain date is Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at 6pm.

Free Car Wash – A Huge Success!

On June 15th, the Department of Parks & Recreation got together to give back in a special way; a free car wash! For two hours on a Wednesday afternoon, lines of people from the Linden community received free car washes, all the while listening to classic car wash tunes and interacting with the staff. What a way to kick off a summer, full of planned exciting events! 

View the photos in the gallery below, or click here to view them on Google Drive.

Movie Night at Al Kalla Park

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to present Movie Night at Al Kalla Park.

Refreshments will be sold! Click here to view and/or download the Movie Night at Al Kalla Park flyer.

  • What: Movie screenings: June 24th (rain date: July 1st) – Spiderman: No Way Home, July 8th (rain date: July 15th) – Encanto, July 22nd (rain date: July 29th) – Sonic the Hedgehod 1, August 5th (rain date: August 12th) – Finding Dory, August 19th (rain date: August 26th) – Soul, and September 2nd (rain date: September 9th) – Secret Life of Pets 2.
  • Where: Al Kalla Park, which is located at 2800 Wickersham Avenue.
  • When: 9pm on June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th and September 2nd.
  • How: Bring some chairs, find a good spot, and enjoy the show! Parking is available in the School #10 parking lot on Highland Avenue. For more information, please call (908) 474-8600. In the event of inclement weather, please call (908) 474-8639 for the status of the movie night.

2022 Track & Field

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2022 Track & Field.

Our goal is to help the girls and boys of Linden develop their skills to become top notch collegian track and field athletes.

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for the 2022 Track & Field Program.

  • Who: Open to all Linden boys and girls ages 14 through 17.
  • What: Track and field summer conditioning program.
  • Where: All practices will be held at the athletic field and oval located at 700 West Curtis Street.
  • When: Monday, June 27th through Friday, July 29th. Monday through Thursday from 9am until 12pm. Events scheduled for Fridays.
  • How: Free, but registration is required. To register online (24/7), click here and log into your existing Community Pass account. To register over the phone, please call (908) 474-8600, Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm. All first-time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up and MUST provide the following: birth certificate for child, a household bill showing proof of residency and a driver’s license or photo I.D. for the parent/guardian signing up their child.

Free Car Wash

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to swing by and enjoy a free car wash!

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event.

  • When: Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 from 3pm until 5pm. Rain date is Thursday, June 16th, 2022 from 3pm until 5pm.
  • Where: Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street
  • How: For more information, please contact (908) 474-8639

2022 Summer Playgrounds!

Mayor Derek Armstead and Linden’s Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2022 Linden Summer Playgrounds. Each park will have a counselor on-site. With questions, please call (908) 474-8639 or send an email here.

To view and/or download the 2022 Summer Playgrounds flyer, click here.

  • Who: All Linden children are welcome!
  • When: June 27th through August 18th. Monday through Friday from 12pm until 8pm.
  • Where: 5th Ward Park (Dill Avenue & Adams Street), Dobson Park (East Blancke Street & Essex Avenue), Newton (Pallant Avenue), 7th Ward (South Stiles, 17th & 18th Street), Knosky (North Stiles Street & Elm Street), St. Marks Park (Hussa Street & Essex Avenue), Al Kalla (Wickersham & Highland Avenue), Lawson (Washington Avenue & Walnut Street), Wilson Park (Academy between Orchard & Summit Terrace), Buchanan (Lower Road & Parkway Avenue) and Melnyk (Clinton Street).

2022 John T. Gregorio Basketball Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Department of Parks & Recreation are proud to offer another quality program: the 2022 John T. Gregorio Summer Basketball Camp. Please click here to view, and/or download the informational flyer for this program. The flyer includes the permission slip that must be submitted with your child on the first day of camp.

With questions, contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at (908) 474-8600, or email here.

  • Who: Open to children entering grades 3rd through 8th. Linden residents only.
  • What: The basketball camp will cover basketball fundamentals, ball handling skills, footwork techniques, rebounding, shooting skills, dribbling skills, as well as offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Where: All games will be played in the gymnasium at the Linden High School, which is located at 121 West St. Georges Avenue.
  • When: Monday, June 27, 2022 through Thursday, June 30, 2022. Camp hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9am until 2pm (bring lunch), and on Thursday from 9am until 12pm.
  • How: Free, but registration is required. Registration deadline is June 24, 2022. Register online or in-person. To register online, click here and log into your existing Community Pass account. To register in person, visit the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) between 9am and 4pm, or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street) between 9am and 7pm. All first-time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up and MUST provide the following: birth certificate for child, a household bill showing proof of residency and a driver’s license or photo I.D. for the parent/guardian signing up their child.

2022 Spring Playgrounds!

Mayor Derek Armstead and Linden’s Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2022 Linden Spring Playgrounds. Each park will have a counselor on-site. With questions, please call (908) 474-8639 or send an email here.

To view and/or download the 2022 Summer Playgrounds flyer, click here.

  • Who: All Linden children are welcome!
  • When: Beginning May 16th, 2022. Monday through Friday from 5pm until 8pm.
  • Where: 5th Ward Park (Dill Avenue & Adams Street), Dobson Park (East Blancke Street at Maple Avenue), St. Marks Park (Hussa Street & Essex Avenue), and Wilson Park (Summit Terrace).

2022 City of Linden Summer Concert Series

The Linden Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the free 2022 City of Linden Summer Concert Series!

The 2022 Linden Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden City Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Buildings and Grounds. To view and/or download the 2022 Summer Concert Series flyer with complete concert schedule, click here.

  • When: Tuesday and Friday nights starting June 3rd through September 20th. For the complete concert schedule dates and times, click here. Doors open at 7pm, and the concerts are from 7:30pm until 9pm.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue, Linden NJ 07036. In the event of inclement weather, please call (908) 474-8604 for after 4pm for the status of the concert. The concert may be relocated to the John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036.
  • How: Free event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional seating available for lawn chairs as space permits.

Linden Girl Open Run Nights

Linden Girl Open Run Nights is a new and free program for high school girls, which consists of open basketball runs at the Linden Multi Purpose Center. This program will be run by the girls middle school basketball coach Kyle Phipps and Department of Parks & Recreation Leader Rooks Crawford every Thursday night from 6pm until 8pm.