Township of Hazlet


Registration procedure:  
  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and download the Registration Form.
  2. You can either mail the form, drop the form off in the drop box located across  from the Cullen Center.

1766 Union Avenue

Municipal Building, 2nd Floor

Hazlet, NJ 07730


Phone: (732) 217-8648


Recreation Director:   Kathy Viscardi

Program Coordinator: Ed Huber


Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8 AM – 2:30 PM
Recreation Advisory Council meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Cullen Center.

The Hazlet Township Recreation Department provides a wide variety of services to the community to enrich the quality of life for all residents. 


Recreation Commission





2016 Summer Employment – Swim Club and Summer Camp

Please be advised of the following job requirements. Applicants must be 15 years old by May 28, 2016. Lifeguards must be certified. Camp Counselors must be 18 or have graduated High School. Applications must be received by March 14, 2016. Click here for application.

Hazlet Recreation Programs


Hazlet Recreation is looking to add programs.  If you have a new idea for a class or program, please submit your name, cell phone, email, resume and course proposal in writing to

Children's Programs


Location: James J Cullen Center
Day: Saturdays
Mommy and Me Ages 2 - 3: 
Time: 9:00am - 9:45am 
8 classes: $79.00
In this 45 minute class, Children and one caregiver per child will sing along with Pam’s original pre ballet songs. Children will learn basic ballet positions, exercise their bodies and voices, as well as play and interact with other children. Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is best for this class.
Pre-Hip Hop Grades 1 - 3: 
Time: 10:00am - 10:45am 
8 classes: $79.00
In this 45 minute class, children will be led through a fun, high paced warm up and stretch, as well as learn short “hip hop” style routines. These routines will be performed for parents at Visitation Day, on the last day of this session. Sneakers, jazz shoes, and jazz sneakers are all appropriate foot wear for this class. No bare feet of socks, please. Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is best for this class.
Instructor: Pam Rainey Rogers, Professional Dancer from the National Tour of "CATS" and the European tour of "42nd Street"
Dance Dates:  
Feb 6 Mar 12
Feb 13 Mar 19
Feb 20 Mar 26
Mar 5 Apr 2
The Hazlet Recreation Commission announces Gymnastics for boys and girls. 
Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
Location: Cove Road Elementary School, 8 Cove Road, Hazlet. (Directions)
16 classes: $78.00

This high energy class is designed to excite, motivate and stimulate kids who have a desire to learn gymnastic skills. Classes help build strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination. Correct body positions, form and technique will be taught. Instruction will be given to students in gymnastics including vaulting, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, rings and ropes. The program will stress safety and fun.

Instructors: Marsha Reardon, Kelsey Reardon, and Kristine Bellotti.

Children must be in Kindergarten.

Boys & Girls Ages 5-8  5:40 - 6:40 PM   Class is Full

Girls only Ages 5-8       6:50 - 7:50 PM   Class is Full

Girls only Ages 9 -15    8:00 - 9:00 PM   Class is Full


Jan 4 Feb 3     
Jan 6 Feb 8
Jan 11 Feb 10
Jan 13 Feb 17
Jan 20 Feb 22
Jan 25 Feb 24
Jan 27 Feb 29
Feb 1 Mar 2

Next Session:

Mar 7 Apr 18    
Mar 9 Apr 20
Mar 21 Apr 25
Mar 23 Apr 27
Apr 4 May 2
Apr 6 May 4
Apr 11 May 9
Apr 13 May 11


Amato’s Karate, 589 Palmer Avenue, Hazlet
Saturdays, 8 classes
10:00am - 11:00am
$25.00 plus $30 for a uniform to be purchased at Amato’s 

Uniform must be purchased ahead of time, preferably the week before the session begins.

This class is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of Karate.  The class is dedicated to the basics; stances, blocks, kicks, drills, punches and positioning of the arms and feet.  Repetition, along with fun moves, shows the students how to succeed in whatever they try.  There's more to karate than simply the moves…speed, agility, confidence, self esteem, how to resolve conflict peacefully, promote healthy bodies and strong minds.

Instructor:  Victor Amato

Ages 4 -12

Jan 23 Feb 20
Jan 30 Feb 27
Feb 6 Mar 5
Feb 13 Mar 12



Location: James J Cullen Center
Day: Tuesdays 6 classes
Times: 3:15pm – 4:15pm, 3 1/2 – 5 year olds
            4:30pm – 5:30pm, K - 5th Grade
Price:  $105.00
Classes taught by Certified KidzArt Instructor
Please click here for more information
Dec 15 Jan 12
Dec 22 Jan 19
Jan 5 Jan 26


Mommy & Me: 

Location: Classroom 1, James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue
8 Weeks $63.00 

Our Mommy & Me Program is designed to provide a creative and nurturing experience for children ages 1 to 4 years old with their parent or caregiver. This playgroup will provide an opportunity for free play with age appropriate toys, music & movement, art exploration, games and story time. Themes will change weekly. We will encourage language development, basic counting and color/word recognition through singing, games and story time. We will support fine motor skills with art projects and music with hand motions. We will also promote gross motor skills through ride on toys, crawling tunnels and parachute play. Classes are open to residents and non-residents.

Instructor:  Greta Buerkle, Licensed Social Worker
Dates:  TBD  


Adult Programs 

Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet
Day: Wednesdays, 10 classes
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Price: $100

A Gentle Program for a Healthier Body, Greater Flexibility, and a Peaceful Mind.

Jan 6 Feb 10
Jan 13 Feb 17
Jan 20 Feb 24
Jan 27 Mar 2
Feb 3 Mar 9

Yoga increases strength and flexibility in the body, eases tension in the mind, and rejuvenates the soul.  Yoga works to release stress and helps with physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening.  It develops a strong awareness of the integration of the breath and body that brings balance, reduces injury, and promotes happiness.  All ages are welcome.  Join us and attain a state of permanent peace.  Instructor: Adrianne Windeknecht.


Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet
Day: Mondays, 10 classes
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Price: $100


Jan 4 Feb 8
Jan 11 Feb 15
Jan 18 Feb 22
Jan 25 Feb 29
Feb 1 Mar 7

Pilates is a mind – body class with a special focus on breathing, strengthen back and abdominal muscles as well as toning hips, buttocks and thighs. Rings are used (supplied) for intensity and resistance options. Muscle becomes leaner, stronger and more flexible. Bring your mat and water. Class is taught by Master Trainer Adrianne Windeknecht.


Strength Training 

Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet
Day: Saturdays

Time: 8:15am - 9:15am

Price: $90.00


Jan 16 Feb 27
Jan 23 Mar 5
Jan 30 Mar 12
Feb 6 Mar 19
Feb 13 Mar 26
Feb 20 Apr 2
Join us in a strength training class to build strength, core, stability, balance and overall fitness!!! You will learn proper form and technique and burn extra calories with interval training, to maximize metabolism and fat burn! Bring weights, mat and water to class!!  Instructor: Francesca Locicero


Body Conditioning 

Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet
Day:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2x week/14 classes
Time:  9:30am-10:30am

Price: $90.00

Jan 5 Jan 28
Jan 7 Feb 2
Jan 12 Feb 4
Jan 14 Feb 9
Jan 19 Feb 11
Jan 21 Feb 16
Jan 26 Feb 18

The class offers a fitness and strength workout using a mixture of low impact exercises.  This is a great class to get fit with some fun and easy exercises. 
Mat, water bottle, and sneakers required. Instructor: Leonora “Lee” Coppola.


Stability Ball Classes
Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue, Hazlet
Day: Thursdays, 12 classes
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Price $90.00


Nov 12 Jan 14
Nov 19 Jan 21
Dec 3 Jan 28
Dec 10 Feb 4
Dec 17 Feb 11
Jan 7 Feb 25

Extremely effective at targeting and strengthening your core and other muscles to obtain balance and stability, often overlooked with machines used at the gym. In this class you will burn anywhere between 300-500 calories with small bouts of interval training to maximize metabolism and fat burn. Bring stability ball, hand weights, mat, and water to the class. Instructor: Francesca Locicero


ALL PROGRAMS: A late fee of $15.00 is applicable. Payment must be made by the last business day prior to the start of any program to avoid this fee. For your convenience we have a drop box located directly across the road from the Cullen Center. It is checked every morning. If the payment is in the box before 8:00 a.m. prior to the start of the program you will not be assessed a late fee.

 All Programs: (except preschool and summer camp)  a 50% refund will be given prior to the start of a class or program. NO REFUNDS will be given after class begins. (Medical exception: documentation from physician is required)  BUS  TRIPS:  No Refunds, as a courtesy, we will try to resell tickets for you only if a wait list is available.  Camp:  No Refunds except for summer school.  Preschool– see booklet


Continuing Programs Throughout the Year



Ballfield rentals – Lighted $60/game, unlit $40/game

Picnic area rentals per section - $60/residents, $120/non-residents