Borough of Highlands, NJ
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Recreation Department

Contact Jenn Strehl 
Phone:     732-872-1959   
Location:    22 Snug Harbor Ave.

The Highlands Recreation Department runs several programs through out the year to foster activity and fitness for our youth and adults.

Kids on the Move is an after school drop - in program (September to June) that allows kids to participate in games, sports, exercise as well as arts & crafts.

Summer Kidfest is held July through August for children ages 6-14. Nutritional Breakfast and Lunch are served. There are sports, trips, games and crafts.

Adult Indoor Soccer runs from January through March at the HHRS Gym.

Adult Volleyball takes place during the Spring at the HHRS Gym.

Many other programs are offered, including Middle School and High School Teen Nights at the Community Center.

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

The Recreation Dept. will be having a Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Sunday, October 28th. The Parade will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. Line-up will start at 1:15 p.m. in front of the old Borough Hall, 171 Bay Avenue. Parade participants will march from 171 Bay Ave. down to the Skate Park Parking Lot / Community Center Court Areas and then can enter the Basketball and Tennis Courts to be judged in the Costume Contest immediately following the Parade. The categories for participation in the Costume Contest are as follows: Ages 3 and under; Ages 4, 5, & 6; Ages 7, 8, & 9; Ages 10 and up; and Themed Group of 3 or more. There will be prizes, refreshments, candy, a Bounce House, and a Balloon Artist. Please call 732-872-1959 for more information.

Kids on the Move

Kids on the Move is a Drop-In Recreation Program for Highlands children ages 5 - 12. Join and participate in a variety of games, sports, arts and crafts, Lego challenges, sketching, yoga, music, dance, and much more! The program will take place at the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center and run from September 24, 2018 - June 12, 2019, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Community Center or click the link below to download the form. All participants must register with the Recreation Department in order to attend. Proof of age is required for new participants.

Teen Night

The Highlands / Atlantic Highlands Municipal Alliance and the Highlands Recreation Dept. will be having Teen Night on Friday, October 12th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Highlands Community Center. The event is FREE and pizza and soda will be served. For more information, please contact Heather DiBlasi at 908-601-5091.