Telephone: (609) 886-7880 | Fax: (609) 886-7838
- Mitchell B. Plenn - Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
- Bruce Fournier - Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Recreation
Millman Community Center - Available for rental
call 609-780-6177 for information
Click here for photos
Overview of Recreation activities and events
Listing of Open Space Public Lands in L.T.
Five Year Master Plan Update 2014 - 2018
Parks & Recreation Scheduled Meetings
All meetings start at 7:00pm in the Recreation Center unless otherwise indicated.
*meeting dates and times subject to change.
- See Authorities, Boards and Commissions Page for meeting schedule
Recreation Building and Millman Center are CLOSED on the following days: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The Lower Township Department of Parks & Recreation strives to provide a comprehensive park system, recreation programs and special events for the entire community. The Administrative Office, which is located in the Recreation Center, is open Monday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm. The Recreation Center is open to Lower Township residents and their guests seven (7) days per week. The Recreation Center consists of: a game room which has three (2) pool tables, a Ping-Pong table, air hockey table, foosball table and 2 large flat screen televisions with a Kinect. Vending machines are available. The Center also has a full court gymnasium equipped with six (6) basketball rims and a stereo system. Children under the age of ten (10) years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The Recreation Center also has a fitness center that includes pin weight exercise machines, treadmills, and an eliptical machine. Participants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age to use the fitness center. The facility is free to Lower Township residents.
All residents using the building for the first time must fill out the Recreation Department's Resident Form. This form may be obtained at the Superintendent's Office or at the reception desk by any staff member. All residents must obtain a recreation identification card.
The Center has a meeting room available for clubs and non-profit organizations. To request use of one of the meeting rooms please complete a "Use of Facilities Form" which may be obtained at the Recreation Center or the Millman Center. The Department of Parks & Recreation also oversees the Millman Center, which is located on Bayshore Rd. For more information about the Department of Parks & Recreation call (609)-886-7880 or fax (609)-886-7838.
The Millman Center has two (2) meeting rooms and a full kitchen. There are twenty (20) non-profit organizations and groups that meet here. To request use of one of these rooms please obtain a "Use of Facilities Form" at the Millman Center or the Recreation Center. Complete and return to either aforementioned locations. For more information about the Millman Center, the groups using the Millman Center, or to find out about room availability call (609)-886-5552.
There are eight (8) parks and one (1) community swimming pool in Lower Township, which are owned and/or operated by the Township. The parks are open public at no cost, but there is a minimal fee for use of the pool. The following is a list with a brief description and location of each:
Clem Mulligan Complex is located on Mowery Ave. between Caroline and Bates Aves. in the Villas. Mulligan Complex has two (2) lighted basketball courts, two (2) Little League Baseball Fields, a Street Hockey Rink, jogging path, concession building, benches, picnic tables and playground equipment.
Rotary Park is located on Bayshore Rd. right in front of the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority. This is a wooded park with playground equipment, swings, benches, pavilions, restrooms, picnic tables.
Mindy Park is located on Mindy Ave. in North Cape May. Mindy Park is a small neighborhood park with a swing set and table.
Freeman S. Douglass, Jr. Memorial Park is located on Seashore Road adjacent to the Lower Cape May Regional High School. It consists of 3 lighted fields : a football/soccer field, multi-purpose field, and a regulation size baseball field. There is also a lighted hockey rink, 3 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, concession stand, restrooms and a playground area.
Tranquility Park is located in Tranquility II and has a gazebo with park benches. It is used as a passive recreation area.
David Douglass Park is located on the canal next to the Cape May - Lewes Ferry grounds. It has pavilions, picnic tables, benches and a scenic view. Bring your fishing poles!
Mitnick Park is located on Jonathan Hoffman Rd. in North Cape May (across from Channel Apartments). Mitnick Park has two (2) tennis courts, a basketball court, playground equipment, pavilion, benches, picnic tables and a youth soccer field.
Diamond Beach Park locared at Seaview AVe. and Rochester Ave. in the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township. It has a playground, picinic benches.
The Lower Township Swimming Pool is located on Winslow Ave. in North Cape May. It is an outdoor pool and is open from June to September.
Lower Twp. residents through property taxes, make a significant contribution to the operation of the Department of Parks & Recreation. Nonresident fees are charged so nonresident participants can fairly contribute to the overall financing of the program(s). Fees are listed separately for Lower Twp. residents and Out-of-Township residents. A Lower Twp. resident is defined as a person who lives and or owns/operates a business within Lower Township.
Residents of Lower Twp. have a priority registration period. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, as once registration is open, registrations are first-come-first-serve only!
Limits have been placed on the size of some programs' participants to assure quality instruction/playing time. You should make sure to register on time to assure yourself o a place in these programs. Proper registration must be completed prior to anyone participating in any Recreation Department programs.
Use of Facilities
Anyone who desires to use a Recreation Department facility/equipment must complete a "Use of Facilities" application. All organizations seeking to use the Township's facilities/equipment are required to provide with the completed form adequate proof that they are a duly organized non-profit organization under the laws of the State of New Jersey including submission of articles of incorporation and/or formation, bylaws or other organizational documents, together with a resolution requesting safe use. If fund raising is to be conducted proof that you are registered with the State of New Jersey is required.
A full refund is automatic when classes/programs are canceled due to insufficient registrations. Refunds may be given in the event of unavoidable conflict, etc. Please allow at least 2 weeks for processing the refund.
Program transfers will be allowed if a request is made prior to the activity starting date, and if an opening exists in the desired program.
Cancellations / Modifications
The Lower Twp. Dept. of Parks & Recreation reserves the right to cancel, combine or divide classes, teams and/or programs to change times, dates, places, coach/instructor and make any revisions deemed necessary without prior notice.