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Some bicycle local trails. Some jog around Lurker Park. Some hike Patriot's Path. Others work out at the Madison Y. The kids play for town baseball, softball, basketball, football and soccer leagues.East Hanover NJ sports and recreation East Hanover recreation has something for everyone.

Whether you're an accomplished athlete, a weekend golfer, or a parent or member of one of the kids' teams, we hope to bring you the excitement of the East Hanover sports and East Hanover recreation.

News coverage of high school sports in northern NJ

Summer Job Openings
Student Activities Club (SAC)
Summer SAC & Summer Playground

Volunteer Coach Applications


Aerobics Baseball Basketball, Adult Basketball, Kids
Bowling Football Cheerleading Gymnastics
Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming
Tennis Volleyball Wrestling  


Student Activities Club (SAC)

SAC is run by the Recreation Department with the Board of Education as an after-school activities club. It's held in the Recreation Center from 3pm to 6pm daily during the school year for children in the East Hanover school system grades K through 8. Certified teachers and counselors are there to help children with their homework. Parents can pick their children up between 3 and 6 pm. Snacks, games, movies, and outside activities are offered. For information, call the Recreation Department at (973) 428-3095.

Summer SAC & Summer Playground

Summer SAC and Summer Playground registration will be taken April 5 through June 16 at the Recreation Center. East Hanover children entering the 1st grade through 8th grade in the Fall are welcome to register. Both programs run from June 29 through August 7 at Lurker Park.

Summer SAC runs from 2-6 pm; the fee is $65/week.

Summer Playground runs from 9am - 2pm; the fee is $180 per child for six weeks.


Basketball for boys and girls in grades 1-8 runs from November through March, with registration in September and October. Girls Basketball for girls in grades 1-8 runs September through November with registration in September.


Boys Basketball Rory Sakin & Chris Pitts Registration Form
Girls Basketball Scott Conforti Registration Form


Open to East Hanover children ages 4 -14. Starts January 20 at 3:45 pm at Hanover lanes. Cost is $6.50 for peewees (ages 4-8) and $9.00 for juniors (ages 9-14). The cost includes two games of bowling, shoe rental and ball, an awards ceremony and a pizza party. Registration is at the bowling alley or the Rec Center.

PAL Football & Cheerleading

Monthly meetings are held at the Rec Center the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8PM. The season runs from late August through November and is open to boys Kindergarten through 8th grade and girls 3rd grade through 8th grade. You'll find schedules and much more on their website: East Hanover PAL Football & Cheerleading


PAL Jason McElrath  


East Hanover and Roseland Recreation Departments are sponsoring Gymnastics for Children in grades K-6 at Diamond Gymnastics, 182 Route 10 West. 2009 Classes are Friday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 from September 25 through November 20 except for November 6. The 9-week program costs $115 per child. Registration is at the Recreation Center up until September 23, or call (973) 428-3095.

Girls Softball

For girls in grades K-8. Monthly meetings are held at the Recreation Center the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.


Girls Softball Ann Prizzi Registration Form

Tennis Lessons

Lessons are given at the Lurrker Park tennis courts on July 15, 17, 19, 22 and 24. Children ages7-14 are welcome to register at the Recreation Center.


For boys in grades 5 through 8, the season runs March through June with registration at the Rec Center in January.


Lacrosse Dennis O'Connor Registration Form


For boys in grades K-8, the season runs November through February, with registration in September & October.


Wrestling Kevin DeCoursey Registration Form

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Adult Coed Volleyball on Monday evenings, 7-9 at the Central School gym. No fee.
Wednesdays Adult Men's Open Gym Basketball at the Middle School gym from 7-9 pm. No fee
Mondays and Wednesdays Senior Aerobics Classes 9:30 - 10:30 am. No fee.
Tuesdays and Thursdays Aerobics at the Recreation Center, 7-8 pm year round. This runs in 10-week sessions.  The fee is $40/person.

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Township Pool News

Members must have a season badge to enter the pool. Badges are available at the Recreation center; they will not be available at the pool. Registration for the 2009 season begins April 6 at the Rec Center.  The pool opens Memorial Day weekend and will be open full time starting June 25.

Membership Badge Prices

East Hanover Residents $50 per member
Residents under 2 or over 60 Free (but you still need to register to get a badge)
Guest Badges $7.50 Monday - Friday
$10.00 on weekends & holidays
Non-Resident Family Package $395
Non-Resident Individual $225
Non-Resident Senior Couple $250
Non-Resident Senior Single $150

Children's Birthday Parties

bulletMembers only
bulletDate must be reserved two weeks in advance with pool manager. 
bulletIf a child attending the party is not a member of the pool, they will be charged a $5.00 guest fee.

Swim Lessons

For East Hanover children five years old and up, swim lessons will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for three weeks starting July 6. Nine lessons will be given for a fee of $45 per child. Register at the Recreation Center Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.

Pool Days

This is a new program for East Hanover children entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in the fall. Every Tuesday from 11:30-1:30 they will be able to use the pool. For more information and registrati9on forms, contact the Recreation Center.

Swim Team

The swim team competes in June through early August, for boys and girls grades 2-12. Registration is in April & May. Check with the Rec Center for exact dates and times. The websites is www.eboard.com. Log in with name = EHSWIMTEAM and password = SWIMMER.

Contact Michele Pasquale & Paula Romanski through the Recreation Center  at (973) 428-3095

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Please check back with us as we cover the local activities. In the meantime, here's where you can learn more about some of our local teams. And watch for more to come soon!

East Hanover Soccer Club's recreation season runs in September for 8 weeks beginning the first Saturday after school begins. Travel soccer programs run in the Spring and Fall. There is also a summer soccer camp that runs for two weeks in August. Visit their website for information throughout the year.


Soccer Lisa Stefanelli info@easthanoversoccer.org

East Hanover Baseball Association has a web site chock full of information for players, coaches and parents.


Babe Ruth League John Beck  
Little League Mike Hoehn Registration Form

The East Hanover Pony & Babe Ruth Leagues run April through June, with registration for boys ages 13-15 happening in January and February.

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Summer Job Applications

Applications are being accepted for lifeguards and summer playground counselors. Counselors need to be at least 18; lifeguards need to be at least 16. Applications may be picked up at the Rec Center Monday - Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

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Volunteer Coach Applications

The NJ State Police have revised rules and procedures for background checks for townships and non-profit organizations. If you'd like to volunteer to coach, please stop by the Recreation Center and pick up a Universal Fingerprint form. You need to fill it out and schedule an appointment with Sagem Morpho Inc. online. For more information, call the Recreation Center at the number below.

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For more information, call the East Hanover Recreation Center:

East Hanover Recreation Department
(973) 428-3095
Linda Lurz, Superintendent of Recreation
(973) 428-3091

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If you know of other recreation dates and news that you think should be covered here, please drop us a note at Webmaster@EastHanoverOnline.com. Thanks!

Please note that we are only a web site, not the Recreation Center, and we have no official relationship with the Township of East Hanover. If you'd like to call the Recreation Center, you'll find two phone numbers for them immediately above this notice.

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