Town of Dover Recreation, Arts, and Cultural Affairs Department

Welcomes You to our Home Page!

The Recreation Department is located at 
37 N. Sussex Street

(lower level of Town Hall)

 Office: (973) 366-2200 x1160 or x1169
Fax:  973-343-0188
Hours:  Monday thru Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm


 Lisa Newkirk, Recreation Leader - 973-366-2200 x1160

Michelle Espada, Recreation Aide - 973-366-2200 x1169




This contest is the first under the new department name of the Recreation, Arts, and Cultural Affairs.  All can participate, photographers, amateurs, and professionals. 



Landscape - Urban or Rural of Dover reflecting what Dover is and represents.

Ecology - Plant and animal wealth of the area, or interaction between community and its natural and ecological environment.  Interaction between people, animals, pets, nature, and city.

Sports - Sporting or recreational activities throughout Dover or connected to Dover.

Free Photo - creative composition of color and texture that identifies Dover's essence, culture, and reality.

Click on a category for specific information,or click on the bottom link to print the full contest rules.



Format of Photographs

Submitting Photographs

Add'l Information

Full Contest Rules

Contest starts Monday, November 1st and closes on Monday, January 31, 2022.

to be announced on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The winning photos in each category will be displayed at different locations in Dover.  The first three winners of each category will receive a plaque.  All participants will receive an Honorable Mention.  There will be a special award for the best photography. 

All photographs will become part of the Dover Historical Society Archives.  The photographs that best represent the town, will be selected to be installed into the Dover Historical Museum. 

For further information, contact Mario Rodriguez at  973-366-2200 x2121



Halloween is almost here!

Let's all get together to make a great Halloween event for our children. 

Register your vehicle for the Trunk or Treat to help us reach our goal of 100 cars! 

     Email the registration form below, or call the Recreation Department at 973-366-2200  x1160 or x1169


Join us for the Town of Dover's Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween Parade!

Calling all Witches, Ghosts and Ghouls - That SPOOKY day is drawing near! So come if you dare, and get your costumes ready to scare!
The 11th Annual Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween Parade is coming soon!
Parents and children get your creative minds flowing and let's see what great costumes you come up with!
Anyone wishing to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-366-2200 x1169 or x1168 to register your vehicle.
Llamando a todas las brujas, fantasmas y demonios: ¡ese día SPOOKY se acerca! ¡Así que ven si te atreves y prepara tus disfraces para asustar!
¡El 11th Desfile Anual de Trunk-or-Treat y Halloween llegará pronto!
¡Los padres y los niños hacen fluir sus mentes creativas y veamos qué disfraces geniales se les ocurren!
Cualquiera que desee participar en el Trunk-or-Treat, comuníquese con el Departamento de Recreación al 973-366-2200 x1169 o x1168 para registrar su vehículo.



Facility Use Application

This application is for anyone seeking a permit to utilize the Town of Dover parks or fields for an event.  Application must be completed in its entirety and submitted with the proper Certificate of Insurance coverage (if applicable), security deposit, and payment, 30 days prior to event date for approval from the Recreation Department and the Administration Office. See application for Fee Schedule.

As always, please contact the Recreation Department with any questions, you may have regarding the rental of our parks and fields.

Click HERE to print application.



The Town of Dover Recreation Department has a new Facebook Page!!

Click the link below to visit the Town of Dover Recreation Facebook Page.

 Town of Dover Recreation Facebook Page

As always, if you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-366-2200 x1169 or x1168.

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