Park Use Information & Application

Permits to use the various fields and picnic areas may be obtained from the Department. To reserve a baseball or softball diamond or other facilities, call the Department for applications or by clicking here . Permits are issued on an as-available basis may require payment of a fee. Whether a sports organization or a resident, if you would like to use a ball field in the Township it is required that you apply for a permit. Permits are issued through the Department of Recreation. In the event of simultaneous requests, a priority usage table below describes the order in which field are assigned. An application and hold harmless agreement must be completed at least two weeks in advance of your request. Due to the immense demand for field usage by the Township’s organized sports departments most fields are reserved months in advance.

BALLFIELD PERMITS GENERAL INFORMATION :

1.  Use of some of theTownship recreation facilitiesare by permit only. Permits are issued through the Department of Recreation and often require payment of a fee.

2.  In the event of simultaneous requests, a priority usage table below describes the order in which field are assigned.

3. An application and hold harmless agreement must be completed at least two weeks in advance of your request date. The application can be obtained either in person or online by clicking here . The applications may be submitted in person, email, fax or by mail to the Recreation Department.

4. Due to the immense demand for field usage by the Township’s organized sports organizations most fields are reserved months in advance. If several organizations with the same priority have requested the same time and place, a decision will be made basedon a first come- first serve basis. In-season sports are also prioritized over “out of season” sports.

NOTE : The final decisions as to usage and field assignment are made by the Recreation Department.

Picnic tables and charcoal burners are available in Phelps and Votee Parks. Reservations are not required; however, preference is given to those who obtain a permit.  We recommend that a reservation be made at least one week in advance of the anticipated use. Picnic kits (duffle bags containing sports equipment of your choice such as footballs, baseball bats and bases, volleyball nets, soccer balls, frisbees) are available for loan to residents. These kits are issued for specific dates only. Play is limited to areas designated for this purpose. Permits for field space to play these games must also be obtained.