Dennis Township Recreation Center

Dennis Township Recreation Center

Dennis Township Recreation Center

565 Dennisville Road
South Dennis, NJ 08245
Phone 609-861-1045
Fax 609-861 2439

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 204; 571 Petersburg Road
Dennisville, NJ 08214

Volunteers Wanted

We’re always in need for volunteers for various Recreation Center events.

Please contact Christina at the Rec Center for details at 609-861-1045 or stop by.

Join Us This Week for Rec-Effeler Center Night Party

An outdoor holiday family night.

Friday December 10, 2021
6-8pm at the Dennis Township Recreation Center

Experience the Magic of the Season!

There will be:
Roller skating, music, food trucks, balloon art, special gust appearances by Santa, Mickey, Minnie and more, giveaways, door prizes, reindeer games, crafts, reindeer food making, music, vendors, hot chocolate, ad magic show and more!

Rec-Effeler Center Night Party flier

Pickleball is Coming in December!

Get your paddles ready!

Pickleball was created for all skill levels, combining the elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton. The fules are simple, the game is easy to learn. It’s tons of fun and a decent workout. Come give it a try!


December 8 – 31
Wednesdays and Fridays (closed on Christmas Eve 12/24)
The schedule might change in January based on gym availability.
Beginners 9:30 – 11:00 am
Intermediate 11:00 – 12:30 pm

Please keep these things in mind as we start this new venture:

♦ This is new to us and we only have two indoor courts for use
♦ There are no court reservations accepted
♦ We will run this as we do open gym participation: “Next team up!”
♦ Introductory information available for those just starting to play
♦ We will have paddles and startup equipment, but feel free to bring your own
♦ Participants cannot play in both levels
♦ The program is for Adults 18 and up

Senior adults playing pickleball outdoors

Our Programs


Baseball glove with a dirty ball.

Fitness Path

Family walking hand in hand on a path in the woods.


Play Pickleball

Summer Camp

Two cute little girls swimming with floating devices and sunglasses.


Basketball with sneakers.


Football in the grass.

Running Club

Woman tying her running shoe.


Cheerleader pompoms


Hockey sticks in a row on the ice.


Soccer ball in the grass.

Recreation Programs

The Township of Dennis has several Recreation Facilities which are located throughout the Township. The main facility is located at 565 Dennisville Road in South Dennis, and is known as the “Dennis Township Recreation Park”. This facility houses the main recreation building with gymnasium space for basketball, volleyball, and roller skating.

The park has an outdoor picnic pavilion, roller hockey rink, three (3) soccer fields, five (5) baseball fields, one (1) tennis court, two (2) basketball courts, and playground areas for children under five (5) and for those under twelve (12) years of age. The park is open daily with various activities scheduled from 10:30 am until 8:00 pm.

The Chestnut Street Park is located on Chestnut Street in Belleplain, and contains the Home field for the Dennis Township Blue Devils Football teams, a baseball field, basketball courts, picnic pavilion and two playgrounds. All outdoor park areas are open from dawn to dusk.