The Department of Parks and Public Property consist of Recreation, Buildings and Grounds, Park Maintenance, Shade Tree, Insurance and Information Technology Dept.
The Department strives to provide programs for all age groups. Through these programs, we promote education, self-esteem, teamwork, physical fitness and friendship that can last a lifetime
The parks in Nutley are considered the “crown jewel” of the Essex County Park systems. The Township prides itself in maintaining a commendable level of conservation while safeguarding this pristine natural resource. The latest surveys list the Township as maintaining over 14,000 trees and over 110 acres of parkland. No home in Nutley is more than one half mile from a park or playground.
The Township provides and maintains 11 Parks equipped with walking paths, newly updated playground equipment, bridges, bleachers and drinking fountains, 2 pocket parks with trees and benches and 16 Recreational Fields.
The Shade Tree Department maintains, replaces, prunes and plants trees on township property. This division is equipped with an experienced forester, who is available one day per week to do inspections and make recommendations. The Shade Tree Department also offers a Living Memorial Program for those who have a loved one that has passed and would like to plant a tree or place a bench in memory of them.
The Township has an extensive schedule of diverse activities for Senior Citizen to enjoy.