Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are regrettably not opening Sylvan Lake for the 2020 season. The safety and well-being of our residents and staff remain the driving factors in this difficult decision. The narrow beachfront and swimming areas, coupled with limited or no access to pavilion and playground areas, will not allow us to provide our residents with a safe and enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you in the summer of 2021.
Our recreation department maintains all of our park and recreation sites throughout the town. Our office is located on Lake Ave., at the Skimmer complex, where youth baseball, softball and street hockey are played. Located behind the municipal building, Green Acres I offers newly refurbished tennis courts, pavilions available for picnic rentals, and walking trails. Green Acres II, next to the municipal building, is home to our youth football field, soccer fields, and bandstand where our annual Christmas tree lighting is held. Green Acres IV, our largest park, houses our Babe Ruth baseball field, roller hockey court, and soccer game fields. There are also numerous athletic fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts located throughout our community, as well as our Sylvan Lake swimming facility. Our programs are run by a mayor-appointed recreation commission. The commission is responsible for the organization, administration, and operation of our recreational activities. Our normal office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-3:30. The department is normally open two Saturdays per month to accept registrations and equipment returns. A registration drop box has also been added for your convenience.
2020 pavilion rentals will begin on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Before completing the pavilion application, please contact the Recreation Dept. at (609) 387-2775 to inquire about the particular date/pavilion site requesting. If available, your reservation will be held and noted on Recreation’s facility calendar. You will then have 48 hours to complete and submit the application, provide copy of driver’s license (which must match your check), and pay the fee to the Recreation Dept. Failure to submit ALL items within 48 hours will result in cancellation of the reservation. Until the office opens to the public, the items need to be placed in the drop box at 1101 Lake Avenue. The confirmed applicant’s copy will be sent to you via email.
General Park Rules
2020 Pavilion Application
Listing files in 'Recreation'
2020 General Park Rules - uploaded on 6/26/2020 7:15 AM
2020 Pavilion Application - uploaded on 6/26/2020 7:27 AM
2020 Recreation Commission Meeting Dates - uploaded on 12/16/2019 8:27 AM
ParkRules .pdf - uploaded on 6/29/2020 10:04 AM
Recreation Directory 2020 - uploaded on 1/28/2020 11:47 PM
*Times are adjusted to the local time of the organization (GMT -5)
Recreation Director – Diane Flannery
Account Clerk – Barbara Dooley
1101 Lake Avenue Burlington, NJ 08016
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M