The Borough of Roselle Recreation Department was implemented in January, 2012 upon the inauguration of Mayor Jamel C. Holley. Mayor Holley’s vision was to bring an experienced individual to the borough who could develop broad recreational opportunities and events for all Roselleans, Under this newly created department, Roselle has emerged as a leading recreational site in Union County, with streamlined processes for coordinating efforts of non-profit, volunteer sports clubs and organizations, as well as a plethora of borough sponsored activities.

Donald Shaw, a long-time resident of Roselle, Pop Warner football coach, youth mentor and parent, brought a wealth of knowledge and experience. His experience ranges from community development, program design and coordination, working with local, county, state and federal agencies in areas of compliance and reporting.

Some highlights of the Roselle Recreation Department's accomplishments thus far include a completely revamped and highly successful Summer Fun Camp which provides six weeks of camp activities, including nutritional meals, physical activities, education enrichment, field trips and mentoring for all children, working closely with various members of Council and the borough engineer to improve the quality of parks within the borough to provide enhanced activities for park-goers, multicultural street fairs, holiday concerts, and collaboration with volunteer organizations to organize and run annual Breast Cancer Walks and the John Young 5k Run.

The Roselle Recreation Department looks forward to continuing to meet the recreational needs of Roselle residents and encourages input ensuring we meet the needs of everyone in the Roselle community. Please visit the upcoming events section of this site to make note of dates of various activities in which you are encouraged to participate.

Roselle Recreation Group Classes & Activities Schedule

Annual Winter Wonderland & Christmas Tree Lighting

The Mayor, Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation proudly present our Annual Winter Wonderland and Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 210 Chestnut St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join us for the tree lighting and light refreshments!

Holiday Home Decorating Contest

The Mayor, Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation present our first Annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

The Decorating Contest will be held this season with the following dates:
Entry Application Period: 11/10/17 through 12/11/17
Judging Period: 12/15/17 through 12/20/17
Winners Announced: 12/22/17

Please read these rules and instructions below, and if you have any questions contact:
Donald Shaw 908 634-4502 /
Sharron West /


Director of Recreation:

Tel: (908) 634-4502

210 Chestnut Street
Roselle, NJ 07203

Roselle Recreation Youth Athletic Leagues

Roselle Rams Pop Warner

Tel: (908) 838-5078
August 1 – October 31

Roselle Pop Warner Cheer
Cheer Director:

Tel: (908) 875-8297
August 1–October 31

Roselle Rams Track Club

Tel: (908) 884-6348

Vipers Youth Football Association

Tel: (908) 296-9395
View Website Here

Roselle Soccer Association


Roselle G.A.L Softball (Girls Athletic League)

*Roselle Gal on Face Book*
Tel: (908) 590-3172

Roselle Running Rams Youth Basketball

Tel: (908) 838-5078

Borough Information

View Municipal Ordinances
A Brief History of Roselle
Featured Projects
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