Mayor Cory A. Booker, the Newark Municipal Council, Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Director Tharien Karim Arnold, and Department of Engineering Director Mehdi Mohammadish announced Wednesday that the Boylan Street Recreation Center, 916 South Orange Ave., will re-open Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 a.m., following completion of repairs for damage sustained in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The hours of the Recreation Center are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
“Hurricane Sandy had a tremendous impact on all of New Jersey, including Newark. I commend our engineering team on repairing the damage sustained by this important recreation center. I urge all residents to enjoy the many programs the Boylan Center offers,” Booker said.
Since 2006, each of the city’s recreation centers has had a comprehensive rehabilitation. After millions of dollars of capital investment, every city recreation facility and pool has been upgraded, and is now open for expanded programs and community use. In addition, programming at recreation centers has been expanded. Residents can now access a full catalogue of recreation and cultural programs and services.
Recreation programs are sponsored by the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. For information about the Boylan Center programs, contact the center at (973) 733-8947. For more information about any City of Newark program or policy, contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311.