The High Bridge Recreation Committee is volunteer based, has supervisory jurisdiction over the parks and recreational areas owned by the Borough, and functions under Mayor and Council, with a yearly operating budget. The Committee oversees the daily operation of both passive and active recreational activities, including the Borough’s system of parks, playgrounds, recreational centers, facilities, and recreational programs, including community sports, celebrations, special events and other activities. The Committee undertakes maintenance and development of the Borough park system, provides quality sporting fields, and turf maintenance services for the residents of the Borough of High Bridge.
Ch 8-24 Parks and Recreation Committee
The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Committee shall be to provide the finest recreational opportunities in the Borough of High Bridge for all citizens. The Committee will make recommendations to the Mayor and Council about the daily operation of all passive and active recreational activity. This includes the Borough’s system of parks, playgrounds, recreational centers, facilities, and recreational programs, including community sports, celebrations, special events and other recreational activities. Furthermore, the Parks and Recreation Committee shall provide a means of encouraging community involvement to park development and recreational programming. Recreational operations will be funded primarily through user fees, sponsors, and grants, and less significantly from Borough tax revenues.
The High Bridge Recreation Committee has seven members who serve for three-year terms.
The Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
Members (Three-year term)
- Joseph Masser; term expires 12/31/23
- Ashley Marin; term expires 12/31/23
- Andrew Schneider; term expires 12/31/24
- Mia Baldwin; term expires 12/31/24
- Jon Pish; term expires 12/31/25
- Andrew Fulda; term expires 12/31/25
- Joe Campolattano; term expires 12/31/25
Council Liaison for contact: Chris Graham at email@example.com.
Parks & Playgrounds
Chapter 261-2 Parks and Playgrounds
All public parks, playgrounds, and open space areas, excluding the Borough golf course, Union Forge Park, and the Commons Park, which are owned and operated by the Borough of High Bridge, shall be open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days per week; provided, however, that when any program or event duly authorized by the Borough of High Bridge or its designee is in progress that particular section or part of the public park or playground in which the program or event is being conducted shall not be entered or interfered with until the program has concluded.
Union Forge Park and the Commons Park will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Chapter 261-3 Parks and Playgrounds
Any formalized program or event organizing 30 or more people, or requesting exclusive use of any Borough property or facility for any period of time regardless of the number of people, must be duly authorized by the Borough of High Bridge, or designee, by having first received an approved “permit for use of Borough property.” The Borough Clerk, or designee, shall be authorized to approve such applications on behalf of the municipality.
Chapter 261-4 Parks and Playgrounds
Permission for use of Borough property shall be obtained by application to the Borough Clerk, or their designee, using the “request for use of Borough property” application form.
Click here for Sports Field Calendar & Reservations
Click here for Field Reservation Permit Application
The High Bridge Recreation Committee has supervisory jurisdiction over the parks and recreational areas owned by the Borough. There are numerous activities for children as well as adults. Click here to discover area athletics.
Additional Recreation Organizations
Boy Scout Troop 149 – https://highbridgetroop149.wixsite.com/troop149
Cub Scout Pack 149 – https://highbridgepack149.wixsite.com/pack-149
Girl Scouts Troop 80594. Leaders Kelly Baker and Courtney Bolger
Daisies Troop 731. Leaders Kelly D’Ambola and Kelly Mayer