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

1st Annual Holiday Light Tour

Mayor Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Department of Recreation invite you to join us for Roselle's 1st Annual Holiday Light Tour! The tour for Senior Citizens will be Monday, December 18, 2017 and Family Night will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

Buses depart from Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St, at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.

For more information please contact: Donald Shaw at 908-634-4502 or Genia Simms at 908-259-3036.

2017 Roselle Holiday Concert

The Mayor, Borough Council, Department of Recreation and Bob Sumner Presents LLC present Roselle’s 2017 Annual  Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 23, 2017 at Abraham Clark High School, 122 East 6th Ave., from 7 to 10 p.m. The concert stars Grammy Award winners Surface with special guest Men of Worship.

“Home for the Holidays” at UCPAC

The Mayor, Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation proudly invite Roselle Seniors Citizens to the UCPAC and Pixie Dust Players Production “Home for the Holidays,” an evening of song and celebration featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz, at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. and Cabaret at 7 p.m. Tickets $10.

For more information please contact: Genia Simms: 908-259-3036 or

For Transportation contact: Melanie Daniels 908-245-6717 or

2nd Annual Senior Holiday Jazz Buffet

The Mayor, Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation cordially invite all Roselle Senior Citizens to our 2nd Annual Holiday Jazz Buffet on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Costa’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, 120 Chestnut St., from 12 to 4 p.m. $10 tickets sold in advance.

Tickets will be going on sale on December 11th at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., at 10 a.m.

For Ticket and Transportation Information Please Contact: Melanie Daniels at 908-245-6717.

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

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A Brief History of Roselle
Featured Projects
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