Park & Recreation Facilities

Hawthorne's Board of Recreation programs operate at facilities owned by Hawthorne Borough, the Hawthorne Board of Education and Passaic County. Below are the locations of the most commonly-used facilities, and the activities they are used for:

Smoking is prohibited at all Borough and School-owned facilities.

Borough Facilities

  • Wagaraw Field
    Wagaraw Road at Ryerson Way
    Baseball, softball, soccer and playground
  • Franklin Field
    Franklin Avenue terminus
    Football and Junior Development baseball
  • Little Franklin Field
    Corner of Wagaraw Road and May Street
    Baseball, softball, soccer and cheerleading
  • Tennis Courts
    Wagaraw Road near May Street
    Tennis court rules
  • Hawthorne Municipal Pool
    Corner of Wagaraw Road and May Street
  • Veterans' Field
    Thomas Road South (behind Kohler)
    Soccer and River Walk
  • Eight-acre Woods
    Maitland Avenue terminus
    Nature preserve and bird-watching stands (PDF)

Board of Education Facilities

  • Roller Hockey Rink
    Rear of Hawthorne High School
    Corner of Warburton Avenue and Parmelee Avenue
  • Rea Avenue Field
    Corner of Rea Avenue and Goffle Road
    Softball and soccer
  • Washington School Field
    Corner of Mohawk Avenue and North 17th Street
    Softball and soccer

County Facilities

  • Diamond Bridge Field
    Goffle Brook Park
    Diamond Bridge Avenue near Goffle Road
    Baseball, softball and soccer

Borough Field Requests

Requests for use of Borough fields must be made in writing to the Board of Recreation including all relevant information, including a roster for any team proposed to use the field. Approval must be granted at a Board of Recreation meeting before the proposed event, and so the request must be received prior to a scheduled meeting. Approval will be granted with the condition that a certificate of insurance is provided to the Borough. Use is for Borough residents only. Contact the Board Secretary / Director at 973-427-5555, ext. 309 for more information.

Contact the Passaic County Parks Department at 973-881-4832 for use of Goffle Brook Park or the Diamond Bridge fields.