Forms & Resources
Recreation - General Information
PROGRAM SCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS
The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or combine any program due to insufficient registration or other causes that may affect the health, safety or welfare of the program participants. A full refund will be issued for programs canceled by the Recreation Department (allow 4 – 6 weeks for processing return). Every effort will be made to notify registrants of program cancellations. If schools close due to inclement weather, all daytime classes will be canceled until 5:00 p.m. The decision to conduct evening classes and programs will be made by 4:00 p.m. To find out the status of evening programs call the Recreation Weather Hotline, (973) 470-5680. When public schools are closed, any recreation sponsored programs conducted at public schools are automatically cancelled.
If a program has reached maximum capacity, you may leave your name and phone number on a waiting list. If a spot becomes available, the Recreation Department will contact you immediately. You will only receive a phone call if an opening becomes available.
VIDEO AND PHOTO POLICY
Please be advised that participants involved in any department programs or special events are subject to being photographed or video taped. Any photos & video footage obtained may be used in the future by the City of Clifton for program guides, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, news releases and CATV presentations without an obligation to provide compensation to those photographed or videotaped.
HOW TO WATCH A GOOD PROGRAM DIE!
Nothing kills a recreation class faster than participants who wait until the last minute to enroll. There is a point at which courses must be canceled due to insufficient registration. Please enroll early!
WE LOVE PARENTS BUT…
Parents are welcomed to attend their child’s class on the first and last day. Please do not remain in the classroom after dropping off your child. This is in your child’s best interest, as continual interruptions tend to affect participants’ attention spans and inhibit the establishment of peer relationships. Thank you for your cooperation.
In keeping with our program goals, we encourage fun for all of our participants. Certain rules are necessary to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all individuals. Participants are required to follow all established rules & regulations. If misconduct persists and rules are not followed, appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken. In addition, participants are expected to:
- Show respect for all other participants, staff and volunteers.
- Refrain from using foul language or causing bodily harm to other participants, volunteers or staff
- Show respect for equipment, supplies and facilities
NEED A BROCHURE?
Brochures are available at the Recreation Office in City Hall, the Community Recreation Center, Main Memorial Library, Allwood Library and are distributed to the students through the Clifton schools. Non-residents can receive 4 consecutive program brochures for only $10.00 per year. Mail us your name, address and phone number along with a $10.00 check and a note entitled “Brochure Request” or stop by our office in City Hall to complete a mailing form and pay $10.00, check or cash, to begin receiving the next quarterly brochure as soon as it becomes available. You can also download a pdf copy here.
PLANNING A PARTY/FAMILY OUTING?
If you are planning a party and are in need of some entertainment ideas, or if you are looking for some place new to go and spend some family leisure time, the Recreation Department has two books in the office with ideas and places to visit.
Gift certificates are available for Clifton Recreation Department run programs & workshops (excluding special events). Give family & friends the fun and enjoyment of participating in one of our classes. Call the office at (973) 470-5956 for more details.