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Welcome to Clifton Recreation Department

Welcome to the Clifton Recreation Department activity registration system and website. To get started please Create an Account with all your household information. Only one household per account and accounts must be created by an adult / parent (for minors). Account approvals will only take place Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.

When you’re ready to start registering for activities , be sure to review the How to Register for an Activity page.

You may register and pay online with your credit card or print a registration form and mail it or bring it to the office with payment.

Contact Info
Recreation Director: Debbie J. Oliver
Phone: 973-470-5956
Fax: 973-815-0599
Program Cancellation Number: 973-470-5680
Hours: Monday: 8:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
*The Recreation Department is closed on all legal holidays*

Refund Policy: A request for refund must be made in PERSON five (5) business days (Mon. – Fri.) before the program begins, except for trips which require ten (10) business days. Refunds will not be issued for 1-day workshops, seminars, or special events. Refunds will NOT be issued once the program starts. Refunds will also not be issued if your child is suspended or dismissed from a program for behavior reasons. Full refunds are granted in the event that a class canceled by the Recreation Department. All refunds will follow the Finance Department's bill-paying schedule and will be issued by City check (no cash refunds, and a social security number must be furnished to receive your refund). Allow 4 – 6 weeks for refunds to be received. Failure to return signed purchase order within 3 months of issuance will result in cancellation of refund. A $5.00 service charge, amount may vary for specific programs, will be assessed per participant / per activity / per transaction for all requested refunds. Transferring from one program to another may incur a $5.00 service charge per transaction. Individuals may have the option of receiving credit instead of a refund. When using a credit to pay, you must register in-person.

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The City of Clifton is in the process of developing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide the City in improving its parks and recreation facilities and services over the next ten years. Your input is crucial to make sure the needs of Clifton residents are met. Please visit to provide your input.  Visit often as project updates and new questions will be posted.

Clifton offers a wide variety of independent youth sports programs.  Click here to find out how to contact these volunteer-run programs.
Partnership Handbook
Find out more informaton about becoming a Partner with the Clifton Recreation Department.  Download a copy here.
Clifton Special Police
Visit to see all of the things that the Clifton Special Police are involved in.

Visit the Morris Canal Working Group Website.
There you can find about efforts to preserve the former Morris Canal right of way for conversion into a public greenway.