Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department

summer recreation


The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is happy to announce that registration for our Summer 2020 programs will begin on Thursday, June 25th at 10AM.

Due to the pandemic we have created a series of outdoor sports clinics that will take place in various parks in town, fitness programs on the Historic Town Green, in person programs at the Civic Center along with Art League programs and demonstrations.

Summer Rec Programs

Wednesday Night Car Shows

We would like to thank our community partners Universal Technical Institute and Shelbourne for their willingness to host our events. We would also like to thank our 2020 Summer of Fun Sponsors for their generosity which allows us to provide these events free of charge for our residents!

classic car cruise night 2020

Bloomfield Municipal Park System Update

Municipal Park Update

Eight township playgrounds will reopen on Saturday, August 1st after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning, though social distancing and facemasks will still be required. 

Signs will be placed at the playgrounds with rules that must be followed to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. The playgrounds will be open from 10:00am to dusk and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Passive Recreation Areas
Passive recreation is still permissible in municipal parks as long as social distancing is practiced and face coverings are worn.

Active Recreation Areas
Effective immediately, all Bloomfield gyms and fitness facilities are allowed to request a permit to utilize predetermined areas of our parks for outdoor workouts.

All Bloomfield sports organizations and businesses must submit a permit request for field use by clicking here. 

All Bloomfield organizations must also submit, in writing, the policies and procedures that will be implemented to ensure the guidelines set forth by the NJ Department of Health are followed. Proof of insurance is required.

ALL FIELD USE FOR ACTIVE RECREATION IS BY PERMIT ONLY.

** For an exact list of facilities and activities along with the current rules and regulations for the municipal park system click here.

Civic Band Concerts

Due to the extreme heat forecasted for tonight, Monday, July 20th - The Civic Band Concert scheduled at Pulaski Park has been CANCELEDThe Civic Band’s last concert of the summer will be at Pulaski Park on Monday, July 27th at 7:30PM followed by the Bloomfield Youth Band on Monday, August 3rd.

FOM summer concert series

Transportation Information

Commuter Shuttle 

Commuter Shuttle Bus Service will be suspended until further notice starting Wednesday, March 18th

Senior Citizen Bus

Download Schedule (PDF)  (updated 6/1/20)

On Mondays through Thursday there will be a pick up at Felicity Towers at 8:30AM and Kinder Towers at 9:30.  The senior bus destination will be Brookdale Shoprite.

ON FRIDAY’S ONLY -  There will be a pick up at Felicity Towers at 8:30AM going to Jack’s Super Foodtown and Stop & Shop.  At 9:30AM there will be a pickup at Kinder Towers going to Stop & Shop.

Return trips will depart from supermarket at 10:00AM for Felicity and 11:15AM for Kinder Towers.  

There will be NO AFTERNOON SERVICE until further notice.

Dial A Ride 

We have cancelled all non-essential appointments. We are still taking seniors daily for dialysis, chemotherapy, heart doctors and medications.

To schedule a ride please call 973-566-7194 or call 973-513-7598

** ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING.  Anyone without a face covering will be declined a ride**

**For the safety of our riders and drivers we have implemented a stringent cleaning process for all transportation vehicles.**

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.