The Recreation Committee has a volunteer chairperson who is in charge of planning and overseeing the activities that take place year round for the residents of the Township. Some of these activities are the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Senior Luncheon, Children’s Holiday Parties, dances for teens, overseeing the registration of the summer recreation program sponsored by the YMCA, annual contests including Miss Andover Township as well as the Little Miss and Mister Andover Township contests. The Volunteer Chairperson maintains correspondence sent and received as well as scheduling monthly meetings where the members help plan the activities that the Committee sponsors. The volunteers take minutes of each meeting. A calendar of rental dates is prepared through the Clerk’s office as well as the scheduling of the athletic fields.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of month at 7:30 PM at the Municipal Building. Please refer to the Meetings page for the latest meeting information. The public is welcome to attend the recreation meetings.
Notices will be posted on the Notices and Announcement page.
Programs & Events
Women's Fitness Program
Andover Recreation is holding fitness classes for women on Monday evenings at the Hillside Park Barn from 6 to 7 PM. Cost is $10 per class, paid by cash at your arrival. Participants should bring weights, a mat, water, and a towel. The workout class includes a combination of full body exercises such as planks, push-ups, crunches, lunges, arm exercises, etc. For additional information, please reach out to email@example.com or call 973-383-4280. Click here for the signup form.
Forms can be found on the Forms and Applications page.
Hillside Park Hall and House
Hillside Park Hall and House are available for rental. For rental information and use of facilities, contact the municipal clerk's office. The Site Manager is available to show the building to prospective renters (scheduled through the Clerk’s office). Click here to go to The Barn page.
Lake Iliff Road to Goodale Road – 500 acres (ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, basketball courts and skating rink with lights, playground, picnic area, and two recreation banquet halls).
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Limecrest Road 2,250 acres Andover-Aeroflex Airport, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on dirt roads and old logging trails, fishing and hunting, boating (no gasoline motors). See the KVSP website.
Recreation / Sports Leagues
The youth athletic programs in Andover Township are sponsored by private, individual organizations such as the Andover Soccer Club, Andover Girls' Softball, Lackawanna Little League and Andover Basketball. Children from Andover who would like to participate in a football program may join the Newton Braves organization, which also offers cheerleading. The wrestling program is a combination of Andover, Green and Newton children. There is also an Andover-Green Lacrosse program for boys and girls. The Township offers its facilities at Hillside Park and Goodale Road in support of these programs. We also assist these programs when possible with securing additional field space through the private sector.