The recreation department -- based out of the Fair Lawn Community Center on 20th street -- manages the borough's…More parks, athletic fields, pools, and playgrounds. The department oversees organizations such as the Radio Club, Fair Lawn Art Association and Bridge Club.
Holiday celebrations and a number of volunteer efforts are also organized by the recreation department. The department's fitness programs include tennis lessons, basketball camps, softball leagues, street hockey, competitive volleyball and aerobics classes. Information on all of the department's sports programs can be viewed at www.flallsports.org.
Fair Lawn's senior center is also run by the recreation department. James Graff is the borough's superintendent of recreation.
Fair Lawn's only public high school has over 1,500 students taking part in a curriculum including math, English,…More social studies, science, music, physical education and world language. One of the school's stated missions is to identify the critical skills, abilities, and experiences that are necessary for student success and reflect on the responsibility to understand what its students need to learn.
A wide variety of students clubs includes Animal Rights Club, Big Brother/Big Siste, Chemistry League, Debate Team, Student Council, Jazz Ensemble, Model UN, Pre-Med Club, Peer Leadership, and Ski Club, among many others.
In athletics, the "Cutters" have teams in cross country, football, cheerleading, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, bowling, fencing, ice hockey, swimming, track, wrestling, baseball and softball.
The borough's community center offers a wide variety of adult, youth and cultural activities. Membership is free of…More charge for Fair Lawn residents. Adults can access the computer center and fitness center, and take part in aerobics, badminton, basketball, karate, table tennis and volleyball. Or, they can take it easy in the card room, which features card games, chess and checkers, and on the less strenuous walking track.
Youth sports encompass all the same activities as the adults', plus access to the teen center, teen lounge and youth center. The youth center includes a full-size video arcade, air hockey tables, billiards, and large TVs.
Organizations like the Russian Club and the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club hold events at the community center, with drama and musical performances taking place in a 170-seat theater. The center is also available for rent for corporate events and seminars.
Gem Sports 36-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ07410 Gem Sports is a family-run business. It specializes in customized screen-printing and embroidery on a multitude of…More apparel choices. You'll find everything you will need for your sports enthusiast. Volleyballs, kneepads, socks, shorts, tennis balls, hockey sticks, jackets, t-shirts, baseball bats, cleats, helmets and gloves are some of the items it offers. The staff is attentive and the store is well-organized. Visit its Web site for more information.
Memorial Park 1st St & Lambert Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ07410 Adjacent to Memorial Middle school, Memorial Park has much to offer, including the sand-ringed Memorial Pool, and a…More picnic area. The park also contains the Avenue of the Heroes walkway, the DeJong baseball/softball field, roller hockey and street hockey courts, and two tennis courts. When temperatures permit, there is even ice skating at the park. Memorial Pool, which measures 300 feet across, includes a kiddie swimming area, slides and a raft. The fully supervised facility also has a bath house with restrooms and first aid and a small snack stand. Permits for Memorial Park's picnic grove can be obtained by completing an application from the Recreation Department, which can be reached at 201-796-6746. Memorial Park is not currently adopted under the borough's Adopt-A-Park program. By adopting a park, a group agrees to periodically clean up the site and report any vandalism or safety problems. A sign is posted at the park recognizing the group's contribution.