Maplewood seniors enjoy a picnic-perfect Thursday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After a one-day rain delay, the 40th annual Senior Picnic brought blue skies and wide smiles on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Maplewood Community Pool. Mayor Vic DeLuca and Recreation Director Melissa Mancuso welcomed the crowd, and recreation staff served up deliciousness with a smile at the buffet-style spread. This year’s event […]

Dog Days of Summer debuts at the Maplewood Community Pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Saturday, Sept. 9, was a day for wet shakes and wagging tails at the Maplewood Community Pool, as the Dog Days of Summer debuted. “I wasn’t sure if we would have a dozen dogs or maybe less,” Maplewood Recreation Director Melissa Mancuso, who created the event, said at the event, according to […]

40th annual senior picnic in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation will host its 40th annual senior picnic at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at noon. The afternoon will include lunch, treats, entertainment and games, as well as access to the pool. South Orange and Maplewood residents can purchase tickets online at https://maplewood.recdesk.com/community/program […]

Life is the bubbles at Maplewood Mermaid Camp

Life is the bubbles at Maplewood Mermaid Camp

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation’s newest offering, Mermaid Camp, launched at the Maplewood Community Pool on Aug. 14. Program creator and coach Kayla Spinelli shared her love for the ocean and the dive tank with community youth. Participants enjoyed five days of learning and crafting, and were fitted with custom fins that they got to […]

August magic at the Maplewood Pool

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The days are getting warmer and refreshment is offered right in Maplewood at the community pool. If you are not a member, it’s not too late to join in the prime of the season. “August Only” memberships are available at www.maplewood.recdesk.com for reduced rates. August events include storytime with crafts at the […]

DeHart Park now boasts Expression Swing

DeHart Park now boasts Expression Swing

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation recently installed a new Expression Swing in the playground at DeHart Park. The Expression Swing is the only patented playground swing designed to promote intergenerational play in which an adult and child can interact face-to-face and eye-to-eye while enjoying the ride. Research shows that when a parent and a child’s […]

Tradition of In-Service Night continues at MCP

Tradition of In-Service Night continues at MCP

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Community Pool closed early on Tuesday, July 11, for the annual “In-Service Night.” This event for lifeguards is held to ensure safety and consistency throughout the pool, which has more than 60 certified lifeguards working shifts Sunday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Having everyone together for In-Service […]

SeniorStudio students’ show artwork at Maplewood Library

SeniorStudio students’ show artwork at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SeniorStudio has just completed its third, free senior arts, education and wellness course at the new Maplewood Senior Center, with continuing sponsorship by the Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. “We are most appreciative of the support that Maplewood has provided and look forward to building on the strong relationship […]

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