Recreation Department

For availability of facilities and to complete a Special Use Permit, please complete appropriate form below with all supporting documentation and mail or drop off to:

Special Use Permit Application Over 100

Special Use Permit Application Under100

Recreation Department
120 Filmore Street

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

*Please note, applications will not be processed without payment! 

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Summer Playground Program
2020 dates TBA 

Six week supervised program held Monday through Friday (weather permitting) for Phillipsburg residents ages 5 – 14.

Fun supervised activities offered but not formal child care.

Staffed sites to be announced throughout town.

Enjoy five major parks within Phillipsburg:

Walters Park at Meyner Road

  • Pavilion equipped with electricity and tables for up to 125 people.  Call early to reserve at $25 for the day
  • Tree shaded picnic areas with charcoal grills
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
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  • Separate playground areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12
  • Tennis courts, basketball court, and athletic field
  • Restrooms in season
  • Phillipsburg Municipal Pool

Shappell Park located at the point of South Main Street and Sitgreaves Street within walking distance of restaurants and shops with something for everyone.Park

  • Beautiful gazebo that has been the site of many weddings and special events for the downtown area.
  • Seating areas for passive recreation
  • Civil war monument.

Delaware Heights Park on Carpentersville Road

  • Athletic fields
  • Separate playgrounds areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12DSCN5695
  • Tree-lined walking paths
  • Basketball court
  • Restrooms in season.

Green Street Park on Green Street behind Green Street School

  • Athletic fields, basketball courts, tennis courts
  • Small pavilion (available for rent)
  • Playground for ages 5-12
  • Restrooms in season.DSCN3064

Delaware River Park on Howard Street

  • Athletic fields
  • Skate park
  • Dog park (Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s office at 908-454-5003).
  • Walking path
  • Restrooms in season
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Family fun at four neighborhood parks:

St. John’s Playground on Chambers Street

  • Tot lot playground for ages 2-5.

Mercer Street Playground on Mercer Street

  • Playground equipment for ages 5-12
  • Basketball court.DSCN3216 (640x480)

Firth Playground at Marshall and Bates Streets

  • Playground equipment for ages 5-12.

Howell Playground at North Main Street

  • Playground equipment for ages 5-12 and basketball court.

Note – Parental supervision is key to a safe play experience on any playground.  Please pay close attention to the age appropriate nature of the play equipment on which your child is playing and all signage.


Youth Athletic Club links

3 volunteer youth athletic clubs host sports activities for elementary age children who live in town and attend school in the Phillipsburg School District (For more information on eligibility requirements, please contact the Recreation Dept.):

Firthtown Falcons

  • Baseball, softball, and basketball.

Phillipsburg Youth Soccer Club(PYSC) –

Steele Hill Athletic 

  • Baseball, softball, football, flag football, wrestling, cheering, basketball

Little Liners –

  • Football and Cheerleading

Coaches Corner:


Joseph H. Firth Youth Center
108 Fleming Dr.
Phone 908-454-7281
Fax 908-454-8814

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  • After School Programs with homework help and tutoring, supervised recreation and education activities for grades 2 through 8 – Drop-in and Formal After School Care components.  Volunteer opportunities for teens and adults.
  • High School Program of recreation activities for grades 9 – 12 including weight room, basketball, games and more.
  • Summer Day Camp offers theme week activities of recreation and education with hours to accommodate working parents.  Swimming, trips, special presentations, and many more supervised activities for children ages 6 -14.
  • Sports programs are held in cooperation with the youth athletic clubs and the Phillipsburg Recreation Department.
  • Adult program are offered in specific areas of interest such as basketball, fitness classes, weight room, and more.

Phillipsburg Area Senior Center
310 Firth Street,
Phone: 908-859-2423

  • Daily activities for seniors including bridge, cards, country line dancing, crafts, Healthy Bones, Tai Chi, and much more.
  • Warren County Community Congregate Meals (For more information, contact the Senior Center or Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services – 1-877-222-3737 or 908-475-6591).

Senior Center Use of Facilities

Phillipsburg Municipal Alliance
108 Fleming Dr.
Phone: 454-7281
Chairperson – Robert Coyle, Jr.
Coordinator – MaryBeth Ringo

  • Grassroots committee of volunteers dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse and substance abuse prevention education.
  • Activities are held in cooperation with Big Brother/Big Sisters of Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties; the Joseph H. Firth Youth Center; Family Guidance Center of Warren County, Community Prevention Resources of Warren County; and other community organizations.

NJ Clean Communities Program of Phillipsburg
120 Filmore Street
Phone: 908-454-5500

  • Funded by the New Jersey Clean Communities Council with dollars collected from litter tax on food vendors.
  • Clean Communities Crew attacks litter around town during the summer months.
  • Sponsors special events such as activities at Ole Town Festival, youth clean up days, educational shows for the Summer Playground Program, and more.






Upcoming Events

  1. Budget Meeting Saturday, April 04, 2020

    April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Offices Closed Good Friday

    April 10