Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services

Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services It is the mission of the Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Department to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing an array of diverse, affordable programs and multicultural events that promote community service

07/13/2020

Take a moment out of your busy day for some mindful meditation with Craig and Deb on this week's Mental Health Monday segment. Penn Medicine Princeton Health

We were out there today getting ready for the Where's Elsie Scavenger Hunt hanging pictures around some local Plainsboro...
07/13/2020

We were out there today getting ready for the Where's Elsie Scavenger Hunt hanging pictures around some local Plainsboro landmarks. Don't forget to register for this family fun event to have a chance to win a S'mores kit for your family. The hunt (on your own) takes place between July 18-22, registration closes this Thurs July 16th so hurry up and register!
Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/plainsboronj/Activity_Search/5321

The Amazing V Magic Show (Morris Davison Park) All Ages Join us TONIGHT for some astounding feats of illusion with hilar...
07/09/2020

The Amazing V Magic Show (Morris Davison Park)
All Ages Join us TONIGHT for some astounding feats of illusion with hilarious audience participation. The magic show will carefully blend a combination of magic and comedy that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Thurs, 7/9 7:00 pm (FREE) Masks and social distancing required.

In lieu of canceling our senior BBQ, we decided to hand out and deliver over 80 gourmet boxed lunches to our senior citi...
07/08/2020

In lieu of canceling our senior BBQ, we decided to hand out and deliver over 80 gourmet boxed lunches to our senior citizen residents! Thank you to the Plainsboro Township Police Department for all of your help!

STEP For A Better World
07/07/2020

STEP For A Better World

Thank you Plainsboro Township Police Department

07/06/2020
Mental Health Monday's

Today Craig and Deb discuss trauma and resilience. Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Plainsboro Township Police Department
07/06/2020

Plainsboro Township Police Department

Please see an event flyer which is hosted by the Historic Wicoff House Museum. Thanks!

07/06/2020
As Plainsboro Township Parks and their amenities continue to safely reopen, Plainsboro’s community members social distan...
07/02/2020

As Plainsboro Township Parks and their amenities continue to safely reopen, Plainsboro’s community members social distance to do their part!

Plainsboro Township Deploys Social Distancing Ambassadors Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recreation and Community Ser...
07/01/2020

Plainsboro Township Deploys Social Distancing Ambassadors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recreation and Community Services Department has been hard at work not only revamping our typical summer programming, but developing ways to ensure the safety of our residents.
The result, Social Distancing Ambassadors or the SDA team, was developed and will be deployed throughout the Township’s beautiful park system, trails and preserve. The mission: to ensure that the community is following CDC, State Health and Executive Orders and educating the public when necessary. Made up of recreation staff members, the SDA team monitors parks and their amenities for any issues or questions that the public may have. “With the health and safety of our residents being our top priority, the SDA team will ensure that residents enjoy the park systems while staying safe. We are sure that having the staff out there will make for a positive experience for all.” Lenny Celluro, Director, Recreation & Community Services.

06/29/2020
Mental Health Mondays

On this week's Mental Health Mondays, Craig and Deb break down what a panic attack looks like and what to do if someone is having one. Penn Medicine Princeton Health

A huge thank you to Ajit Kandasamy of local Boy Scout Troop 193 for donating masks to our department. We really apprecia...
06/26/2020

A huge thank you to Ajit Kandasamy of local Boy Scout Troop 193 for donating masks to our department. We really appreciate it!

Thank you to Boy Scout Carlton Cummings who did a food drive for us outside of the Municipal Building last Friday and Sa...
06/26/2020

Thank you to Boy Scout Carlton Cummings who did a food drive for us outside of the Municipal Building last Friday and Saturday!

06/22/2020
Mental Health First Aid

Today Craig and Deb talk about some self-help strategies and ways to cope if you are feeling overwhelmed. Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Thank you to Firmenich for hosting a food drive and making a monetary donation to the Plainsboro Food Pantry! Your suppo...
06/22/2020

Thank you to Firmenich for hosting a food drive and making a monetary donation to the Plainsboro Food Pantry! Your support is greatly appreciated! #plainsborostrong

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06/22/2020

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Middlesex County Drive Through Food Distribution Scheduled for Plainsboro

Join us in celebrating International Day of Yoga this Saturday, 6/20 on the Municipal Grounds at 10 am. Our very own Ria...
06/17/2020

Join us in celebrating International Day of Yoga this Saturday, 6/20 on the Municipal Grounds at 10 am. Our very own Ria and Tina will be leading a yoga class, open to all levels. Mask required!

06/17/2020
Mental Health Update

Check out this week's mental health update with Craig and Deb! Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Don't forget to stop by Plainsboro Recreation today!
06/12/2020

Don't forget to stop by Plainsboro Recreation today!

This Friday, June 12th Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services will be handing out free recycling truck craft kits donated by Home Depot Princeton from 2 – 3:30pm (while supplies last). Parents can pick up one kit for each child in their family at the rear of the Recreation & Cultural building. Entrance to pick up the kit will be from Dey Road entrance ONLY, please follow signs for one way pick up and exit at Plainsboro Road. Please wear face masks while picking up your kit, thank you!

This Friday, June 12th Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services will be handing out free recycling truck craft kits do...
06/09/2020

This Friday, June 12th Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services will be handing out free recycling truck craft kits donated by Home Depot Princeton from 2 – 3:30pm (while supplies last). Parents can pick up one kit for each child in their family at the rear of the Recreation & Cultural building. Entrance to pick up the kit will be from Dey Road entrance ONLY, please follow signs for one way pick up and exit at Plainsboro Road. Please wear face masks while picking up your kit, thank you!

06/08/2020
Mental Health Mondays Ep. 1

Mental Health Mondays: The coronavirus outbreak has created a lot of fear and uncertainty. These overwhelming emotions can create stress and anxiety in both adults and children. We are here to help! Every Monday in June check out our page where we will offer up tips, advice and coping mechanisms to help us get through these unprecedented times together. Penn Medicine Princeton Health

In a collaborative effort, we partnered with the Social Services Committee of the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton to ...
06/04/2020

In a collaborative effort, we partnered with the Social Services Committee of the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton to purchase lunches and gift cards, for perishable food items, for our food pantry recipients. With the help of the Plainsboro Township Police Department , on June 3rd, we were able to deliver these items right to their doorsteps! #plainsborostrong

05/28/2020
Dear Residents,After much consideration, and with the health and safety of our residents always being our top priority, ...
05/28/2020

Dear Residents,

After much consideration, and with the health and safety of our residents always being our top priority, we regretfully came to the decision to cancel all of our original summer programming and camps.

The last few months have been a learning experience for all of us. In an effort to remain engaged, despite the uncertainty surrounding us, our staff has been hard at work developing an alternate set of program offerings that will provide you with unique options for summer activities.

We are excited to announce that these options will be available on our website for you to browse and register for, beginning on June 8th.

We did not make this decision lightly, based on the current guidelines set forth by the State of NJ and the CDC, we are doing our part to keep our community safe, at the same time continuing to offer high quality programs and activities that you have been accustomed to.

Sincerely,
The Plainsboro Recreation & Community Services Department

Some important information regarding wildlife from the Plainsboro Township Police Department
05/25/2020

Some important information regarding wildlife from the Plainsboro Township Police Department

Spring is here, and with it comes baby wildlife season as well as an increased chance of people coming face-to-face with newborn animals, especially baby deer (Fawns). It is important to differentiate between a situation for a young animal that is normal, and one where intervention is needed, because a baby’s natural parents are always the best option to raise that animal and give it the best chance of normal behavior and survival. Getting involved where help is not needed can be very detrimental to the health of these wildlife babies.

Below are some general tips if you happen to encounter this situation:

· Most wildlife mothers hide their young and return periodically to feed and care for them. If the parent hasn’t returned in several hours—up to a day—then there is cause for alarm. But don’t assume they haven’t returned just because you haven’t seen them. Mother rabbits, for example, only visit dens sites to feed their young at dusk and dawn. Ninety-nine percent of “Fawn” calls do not involve orphans. Often does (mother deer) will not return to their fawns until well after dark. Keep yourself and pets far away from the fawn. It may take a good 24 hours for a doe to feel safe enough to return to her fawn. If a mother were to return to her fawn prematurely, she might risk leading a predator directly to her fawn.

· Unless the animal is injured, clearly in distress, or you know for a fact the parent is dead, don’t assume the animal is orphaned. The vast majority of time, the best solution is to just leave animals alone. Chances are mom is nearby. She is probably just off feeding—or too frightened to return because you, your pet, or your child is too close.

· When mistakenly taken from their natural environment, young animals will miss the chance to learn crucial survival and behavioral skills from their parents, including where and what to eat, and how to escape from predators. Dogs, cats, raccoons, construction, etc. are not reasons for fawn removal. These are things that deer must encounter on a daily basis. A mother deer will move her fawn away from danger if given the chance.

· Do not touch the fawn or any baby animal. This could cause the mother to reject it. If the fawn has already been "handled", wipe the fawn off with a clean towel rubbed with dirt, put on a clean pair of gloves, and return the fawn to the site of origin. If the fawn has wandered into someone's garage or other precarious position, gently coax the fawn out or move to a quiet, nearby site while wearing gloves. Do not move the fawn too far.

· Fawns are born late May through the end of June, with the peak number born in early June. Mother deer often give birth at night in areas (such as people's front yards) which may seem perfectly safe at night but differ drastically during daylight hours.

· For the first 5 days after birth, fawns will not run when approached. Instead, they will exhibit "freeze behavior". They lie still when approached, even permitting handling with little resistance. From the 7th day on, fawns will exhibit "flight behavior" when approached. By one month of age fawns venture out to browse with their mothers.

· If you want a photo, take one from a distance! Use your zoom to get a close-up, but don’t approach a baby animal too closely just for a photo. Doing so can be extremely stressful for the animal. Keep pets & children away from the area to allow the mother to return.

If intervention is necessary please contact the Plainsboro Township Police Department 609-799-2333 http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bornwild.htm

05/22/2020
Nine Ways to Reduce COVID-19-Related Anxiety - Atlantic Health

If you find yourself struggling with stress and anxiety during these challenging times, you are not alone! Atlantic Health has "put together some helpful tools and resources to help you and your loved ones better cope with stress and anxiety..." Click the below link for more.

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05/19/2020
Yoga with Ria

Coming soon! The Recreation Center will be offering virtual programming. Here is a clip of one of our yoga teachers Ria taking us through a warm up! Namaste.

Plainsboro Recreation recently received a donation of 220 recycling truck craft kits from The Home Depot Princeton which...
05/18/2020

Plainsboro Recreation recently received a donation of 220 recycling truck craft kits from The Home Depot Princeton which will be distributed to Plainsboro children within the next couple weeks. (stay tuned for announcement)
Special thanks to Store Manager Matthew Geiger and Associate Store Department Supervisor Cheryl Kemmerer for coordinating this donation! The Home Depot

05/12/2020
Thank you essential workers

Raymond Jin, a junior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North says thank you to our essential workers with his beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace. #thankyou #essentialworkers #plainsborostrong

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641 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
08536

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

+16097990909

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It is the mission of the Plainsboro Recreation and Community Services Department to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement by developing an array of diverse, affordable programs and multicultural events that promote community service and environmental awareness while meeting the physical, mental, social, and psychological needs of our community.

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