Recreation Committee

Recreation Committee meetings are not subject to the requirements of Open Public Meetings Act

Appointed by Governing Body - Township Code Chapter 53

The goal of our Recreation Committee is to cater to our residents of all ages by holding events that will reinforce our sense of community; promoting regular usage of our beautiful park; and promoting outdoor activities throughout our township.

Name Term Expires
Lori Ciesla, Chairwoman 12/31/2018
Matt Herzer 12/31/2018
Kristin Atkinson 12/31/2020
Joe Pryor 12/31/2019
Sarah Lutz 12/31/2018
Kelly LaFord 12/31/2019
Robin Wodzisz 12/31/2020

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2017 Lopatcong Community Day - Saturday August 26, 2017

Vendors - you may arrive as early as 11am on Saturday.  Please check in at the main pavilion when you arrive. Thank you!

Community Day Flyer 

Community Day Schedule

Vendor Sign Up Form 

2017 Music in the Park

We are proud to present our 2nd Annual Music in the Park series! All events will be held at the Veterans Rally Point at Lopatcong Park, weather permitting. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and friends! Most bands start between 6:30-7pm.  We will post times the week of the event.  If the event is cancelled due to weather, we will post an update on our Facebook account by 6pm that same evening.  Schedule subject to change, so please check back weekly.  

Music in the Park Schedule



Lopatcong Pool 50th Anniversary Celebration - Saturday May 27, 2017 - 12 noon

Re-enactment of the Ribbon Cutting will now be at noon on May 27, 2017.  After the ceremony, there will be a fashion show, plus entertainment during the day.

If you would like to sponsor our event, please see our sponsorship form for more details.

Rain date is Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 12 noon.

Event Flyer

Sponsorship Form



 2017 Annual Easter Egg Hunt


The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10am for children ages 0-9.  Must be accompanied by a Lopatcong adult resident.  Raindate will be Saturday April 15, 2017 at 10am. 

 2016 Lopatcong Community Day - Saturday August 27, 2016

Community Day Vendors:  The address for the park is 9 Wildew Ave.  Please use the entrance by the EMS building and pull up to the main pavilion.  You can begin setting up at 11am.  Tents are welcome!

Photo contest:  Information on our photo contest will be available at the event.  This will be an online photo contest, with the winners announced at our Dog Park Meeting planned for September.  

Events so far:

12:30 - Free Zumba Class by Club Metro Instructor

1:00 - Opening of Community Day by Cheerleaders

1:30 - 3:30 - On going Dance performances by Showbiz Kidz

1:30 - Tae Kwon Do performance by US Family Martial Arts

2:00 - 6:00 - Rides are open! $10 per rider or $30 for 4 - unlimited rides

2:00 - 4:00 - Balloon Animals by Chump the Clown

3:00 - Eyes of the Wild demonstration

3:30 - 5:00 - Music by Jesse Rivera

4:30 - Free Yoga Class by Club Metro Instructor

7:30 - 10:30 Music by Joyous

Additionally we will have ID kits for Children; Fire Department Appartus Showcase and Kiddie Hoseline; Cheerleader Dunk Tank, Clothing Drive and Car Wash; pick-up Soccer game with Vision Soccer; many vendors and community groups; Warren County Health Dept B/P and hemoglobin checks; Warren County Book Mobile, food and the Pool is open for free all day!

Hope to see you there!


Vendor Sign Up Form



 2016 Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10am for children ages 0-9.  Must be accompanied by a Lopatcong adult resident.  Raindate will be Sunday March 20, 2016 at 2pm. 



 2016 Lopatcong Eats And Beats - rescheduled to Sunday January 31, 2016

Our first annual Eats and Beats event will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Delaware Park Firehouse from 5 to 9pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, and are $15 for adults, and $5 for kids.  Soda and water are included with your ticket, but we will also have a cash bar serving $2 glasses of beer, and $3 glasses of wine.

Stop in anytime between 5 to 9pm and dine on some delightful culinary samples from our area restaurants, including The Brass Rail, Gabrielle's, Marianna's, Fresh Torilla, Gara's, Wok N Roll, The Bagel Shack and more!  

Come in out of the winter cold and listen to some music while you dine, have a drink or two, and socialize with friends and neighbors.

Proceeds from this event will go towards Community Day and other recreation events and park enhancements.  

Hope to see you there!

Eats And Beats Flyer

 2015 Lopatcong Community Day - Saturday August 15, 2015

It's almost here!  

This year's Community Day will feature a dog parade; several rides for the kids with purchase of a wristband;  photo, baking and chili contests; crafts under the Pavilion for the kids; live performances during the day from US Family Martial Arts, Lopatcong Cheerleaders, Showbiz Kidz Dance Studio, 5 6 7 8 Dance Studio, K-9 Police Dog, Jessie Rivera, and Eyes of the Wild; plus a fitness walk, hikes through our trails, Community groups, Firetruck demonstation, and many fun vendors and interactive displays.  The pool will be open for free all day and we will end the day at the pool with a performance from Naked Jake at our Beer and Wine Fundraiser.

There will be lots of fun and food for everyone! Keep checking back for our full list of events and vendors!

Baking Contest Registration Form

Chili Contest Registration Form

Photo Contest Information and Registration Form

Vendor Sign Up Form

2015 Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10am for children ages 0-9.  Must be accompanied by a Lopatcong adult resident.  Raindate will be Sunday March 29, 2015 at 2pm. 

1st Annual Yard Clean-up Event October 25, 2014 - extended to 11/8/2014!

We have extended our Yard Clean-up to 11/8/2014! The LAA, along with the Recreation Committee, will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Yard Clean-up Event for our Veterans, Seniors, and Disabled/Infirm residents.  Please see the flyer for more information on how you can sign up or help out!

Yard Clean-up Flyer 

Community Day August 30, 2014

Lopatcong Community Day Flyer 

Many thanks to all those that helped, participated and attended our 2014 Lopatcong Community Day!   It was a great day for all involved.   

Veteran's Memorial Dedication May 17, 2014

Information on the Veteran's Memorial 

Thank you to all that came out for the dedication in honor of our veterans.  We hope you are taking time to visit the memorial when you at the park.  Special thanks to all of those who donated their time and/or money to this memorial.  It could not have been completed without your amazing generosity.