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Big Brother Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Big Brother Program.

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

  • Who: Grades 6 through 12.
  • What: Big Brother Program. Big Brother helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors (e.g. physical altercations, drugs and alcohol, etc.), and helps them improve their self-confidence. Their unique brand of one-to-one mentoring involves matching a child with a caring adult mentor. The support provided by a professional Big Brother staff member can change a child’s life for the better, forever.
  • Where: Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John Street.
  • When: Fridays, from 5pm until 5:45pm beginning June 21, 2024. Eight (8) week program.
  • How: $6 insurance fee. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Recreation at 908-474-8639.

Expressive Movement Dance Class

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the Expressive Movement Dance Class.

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

  • What: Expressive Movement Dance Class. These classes are designed to show all participants that movement has the power to stir the senses and emotions. It can also convey a message that words alone cannot express. Telling a story through music will offer participants an opportunity to be creative and synchronized while improving strength and flexibility.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Mondays from 1pm until 2:15pm, on June 10, 17 and 24.
  • How: Free program. If you have any questions, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 908-474-8600.

Linden Youth Football Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer Linden Youth Football Camp. Join us for Youth Football Skillz and Drillz conducted by our Linden Recreation Staff!

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

  • Who: Children ages 8 through 14 years old.
  • What: Linden Youth Football Camp.
  • Where: Tiger Stadium, which is located at 700 West Curtis Street.
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10am.
  • How: Free program. A mandatory waiver must be signed on the day. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-474-8639

Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to attend the Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament. In our Father’s day classic, children (in grades 5 through 12) will team up with their fathers/guardians to compete against other families. Come out and have fun!

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

  • Who: Children in grades 5 through 12.
  • What: Father’s Day 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament. In our Father’s day classic, children will team up with their fathers/guardians to compete against other families. 2 games are guaranteed! Substitutions are an option if the parent/guardian has more than one child attending. Refreshments will be served!
  • Where: Wilson Park, which is located at 1100 Summit Terrace.
  • When: Sunday, June 16, 2024 10am until 12pm
    • Grades 5 and 6 at 10am
    • Grades 7 and 8 at 11am
    • High School at 12pm
  • How: If you have any questions or to register your team, please call Branly Cadet 908-474-8639.

2024 Linden Tigers – Summer Baseball Camp

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to offer the 2024 Linden Tigers – Summer Baseball Camp.

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

  • Who: For boys ages 5 through 14.
  • What: Baseball Camp for boys, with instructors Brandon Czajikowski (LHS Varsity Baseball Head Coach), Frank Hasenauer (LHS Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach) and the Linden High School Varsity Baseball Players.
  • Where: Memorial Field (next to the P.A.L. Fields), which is located at 46 Lower Road.
  • When: 8:30am until 1pm, from July 15 through July 17.
    • Rain date: Thursday, July 18.
  • How: Registration fee is $30 per person. To view full program description and register online, click here. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street), or 9am until 7pm at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration available 24/7. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. Community Center Building is the only center to accept exact cash. Make checks payable to: Linden Recreation Baseball. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. Birth certificate and proof of residency is required if new to our programs. For more information, call 908-474-8600 or
  • What to bring to camp: Water, baseball glove, baseball bat, baseball cleats, hat, lunch, sunscreen, and shorts and towel for the slip-N-slide.

2024 Summer Mini Soccer League

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 2024 Summer Mini Soccer League. Register early to secure a spot on a team!

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

  • Who: Open to all children ages 8 through 12.
  • What: Outdoor soccer. All participants must have their own shin guards.
  • Where: Wheeler Park Turf Field, which is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue. The League will be held on the Soccer Field, entrance on West Stimpson Avenue.
  • When: The League begins on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm.
  • How: Registration deadline is July 1, 2024. After deadline, all registrants must register by calling 908-474-8600, and a waiting list will be established. Registration fee is $50 for residents. A one-time annual $6 insurance fee will be added to your total registration fee, per child, if this has not already been paid for with another program. All participants must have their own shin guards. Register online here, or register in person at the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) from 9am until 4pm, or at the Linden Multi Purpose Center (1025 John Street) from 9:30am until 7pm. All locations accept checks, money orders, Visa and Mastercard. No refunds once the League begins. For more information, call 908-474-8600 or 908-474-8627. Please note: all new “First Time” participants must bring the following original documents at the time of registration and we will make copies:
    • Child’s original birth certificate.
    • Household bill showing proof of residency.
    • Diver’s License or photo ID of parent/guardian signing up their child.

2024 Summer Tennis Lessons

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and USTA Certified Pro tennis instructor Tony Labonte are pleased to present Summer Tennis Lessons. Youth and Adult sessions will be offered.

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

  • Who: Ages 5 and up. Youth and adult classes designated by age range.
  • What: Summer tennis lessons with games, contests and prizes! Classes will run for six (6) weeks. The classes are designated by age range. Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups. Loaner racquets provided.
  • When & Where:
    • Click here to view program flyer detailing class times for various age groups.
    • Tuesday classes will meet at Wilson Park (1113 Summit Terrace) on July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 and 13.
    • Saturday classes will meet at Wilson Park (1113 Summit Terrace) on July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10.
  • How: Youth Session is $80. Adult Session is $90. Additional $10 fee for non-residents. Loaner racquets provided. To view full program description and register online, click here. In person registration is available 9am until 4pm at the JTG Center (330 Helen Street) or the Linden Multi-Purpose Center (1025 John Street). Online registration available 24/7. All first time registrants are required to call during business hours to have an account set up. For more information, email us here, or call 908-474-8600. The following origin
    • Parent ID (i.e. Drivers License).
    • Proof of Residency (i.e. utility bill).
    • Birth Certificate of child.

Swearing in Ceremony of 2024 Linden Police Officers

View the 2024 swearing in ceremony for the new Linden Police Officers.

Construction Code Inspection Requests – New Digital Feature

All new Inspection Request Forms must be filed under the most current Construction Codes adopted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA).  For more information, view NJ DCA Code and Regulations. All inspection requests must be submitted digitally or in writing 5:23-2.18(c) at least 24 hours prior to the requested inspection date.

Linden residents may now make their inspection requests using the following online form.

Union County Mosquito Control

Please be advised, Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying County and Town Parks, Wednesday morning, June 5, 2024, between the hours of 3am and 7am (weather permitting). Check below for the list of Parks to be sprayed.

  • What: Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying County and Town Parks.
  • Where:
    • County Parks
      • Clark – Esposito, Oak Ridge
      • Cranford – Nomahegan
      • Elizabeth – Mattano, Warinanco
      • Garwood – Unami
      • Linden – Wheeler
      • Mountainside – Echo Lake
      • Plainfield – Cedar Brook
      • Rahway – Rahway Park
      • Scotch Plains – Ponderos
    • Town Parks
      • Linden – Memorial
      • Plainfield – Milt Campbell
      • Westfield – Tamaques
  • When: June 5, 2024 from 3am until 7am.
  • How: If you have any questions, please contact the Union County Office of Mosquito Control at 908-654-9834 or 908-654-9835.