Volunteer Organizations:

The Recreation/Parks Department within the limits of funding always cooperates and participates with other county municipalities. The Recreation/Parks Department works together with the Fair Lawn school system, local civic organizations and other agencies in the development and operations (financial and administrative) of recreation and conservation programs for the use and benefit of the residents of the Borough of Fair Lawn. Some of the volunteer organizations that the Recreation/Parks Department works in cooperation with are:

Holiday Celebrations Committee:

The Holiday Celebrations Committee is an official body appointed by the Mayor and Council to conduct public affairs and celebrations for the entire Borough of Fair Lawn. The activities of this committee are directed and supervised by the Recreation/Parks Department Holidays include: Valentine's Day Card Contest, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Mother's Day Card Contest, Fireworks, Columbus Day Card/Essay Contest, Halloween Parade, Annual Holiday Lighting of the Borough Hall , Breakfast with Santa Claus, Annual Holiday Music Festival and other special events held throughout the year.

Youth Advisory Committee:

The purpose of this committee is to study the problems of young people in High School and Middle School. The committee is to formulate plans and programs concerning, related to, and on behalf of the young people in the Borough. They are to try and help alleviate problems that exist for young people among their peers, in school, socially and in other areas in which they come in contact.

Fair Lawn All-Sports:

( The All-Sports is an independent organization of volunteers working in cooperation with the Recreation Department to help provide the youth of Fair Lawn with a diversified program of athletics. This program helps to teach the athletes about social skills by becoming a member of a team, as well as about sportsmanship.

Fair Lawn Football Association:

Registration for football (grades 1-8) and cheerleading (grades 3-8) are in the spring at the field house located at Vander Plaat Field behind the bowling alley on Maple Avenue.

Fair Lawn Street Hockey Association:

This is a group of volunteer board members who work in conjunction with the Recreation Department's Street Hockey program. This group was formed in 1988 and now sponsors the Street Hockey dinners, assists with fundraising projects for the program and runs the 'Hockey Hut", a small food trailer on the weekend during games.

Senior Advisory Board:

This is a group of Fair Lawn Senior Citizen Club presidents and some other volunteers who get together monthly to discuss various issues that involve the Senior Citizen community. Discussions range from information pertaining to the Senior Citizen Center programs, the meals-on-wheels program for the homebound, Borough Health Department programs offered, Senior Citizen club events and other senior issues that involve other people of Fair Lawn.

Notice Locations & Program Announcements:

The Fair Lawn Recreation/Parks Department publicizes all programs / registrations through the following media:
  • Flyers: Distributed through schools to be brought home by students
  • Newspaper: The Community News (Wednesdays)
  • Internet: On the Official Web Page of Fair Lawn -
  • Television: Fair Lawn TV - Channel 77 on Cablevision or Channel 37 on FiOS