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Adult & Senior Activities 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of Programs for adults and seniors. So scroll down the page and check out  Specialized Fitness Classes, Water Aerobics, Weight Conditioning, Yoga, Bowling, Art Classes and other activities. Programs, times, and sites vary throughout the year.


 Boot Camp Program 

 The Jersey City Department of Recreation is proud to present our Boot Camp Program, open to adults ages 18 and up. Participants should bring bottled water and a towel to this intensive workout!

Van Vorst Park

For more information, please call (201) 547-5003 or Helen Clark at (201) 920 6649.




 Adult Senior & Painting Classes 

Adult And Senior Art and Painting Description
 Starting May 3rd, 2016, join us for adult and senior painting classes sponsored by the Department of Recreation and The Mary Bethune Life Center.  
Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Blvd

For more information, please call the Bethune Center at (201) 547-4565 or the Department of Recreation at (201) 547-5003.



 Adult Fitness Class 

Conducted by Helen Clark, the Adult Fitness Classes guarantee a full body workout using a variety of stretches, low impact aerobics, elastic bands, and seated weight workouts. Program activities vary according to site. Proper exercise attire is required.                 

Location Download Flyer & Forms Here    

This Program is held at Grace Church Van Vorst, Pershing Field, and Curries Woods.

For more information and for current schedule, please call (201) 547-5003.

There is no formal registration. Just show up with filled out registration form and join the action!   

Yoga Instruction 

Conducted by Carol Lester, the Yoga Programs offer seniors and adults a chance to work on form and alignment while focusing on strength, flexibility, and balance.  This Program is designed to accommodate all levels of experience and including floor work, vary according to site.

This Program is held at Pershing Field Community Center, Ocean Point Towers, NJCU - John J. Moore Athletic Center, and Grace Church Van Vorst. Registration is on-site and on-going, so just stop by and work on that Downward Facing Dog or Feathered Peacock Pose! Download Flyer with times & locales! 

For more information and for current schedule, please call (201) 547-5003.

 Additional Info/ Requirements/Fees 

All Programs are FREE and open to Jersey City residents. Participants must wear proper exercise attire, such as sneakers and clothes they can move in. Floor mats are required.
Registration takes place on-site & is on-going for all Yoga Programs. Just show up and have fun!  

Water Aerobics 

Start your day the fun way with Aerobic Water Exercise. A year-round program on-going registration that is open to adults and senior citizens who reside in Jersey City,  this Program offers a variety of cool skill levels!

LocationDownload Flyer & Registration Form
Pershing Field Pool
201 Central Avenue

For more information and for current schedule, please call (201) 547-5003.

Additional Info/ Requirements/Fees 

  • A swimsuit is required.
  • Towels are NOT provided, bring one!
  • Bring a Lock!
  • Adult fee: $3.00
  • Senior fee: $1.00

On-going registration. Proof of residency is required. For more information, download flyer & registration form here or by clicking on graphic or  call 201-547- 4709.   


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