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Friday, January 9, 2015

Rec Division's online registration is up and running

Link to Rec's online registration is on City's home page.

Getting access to online registration is easy.
After months of planning and behind-the-scenes preparation, Plainfield's Division of Parks & Recreation publicly launched its online activities registration program January 1.

The program is part of Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's ongoing initiatives to modernize record-keeping and increase transparency and accountability in city activities.

The new program, Community Pass, allows all participants in Recreation-sponsored activities to register themselves and other family members online at any time from the comfort of their home. In the case of programs that require a registration fee, those payments may be made through the Community Pass system by credit card.

"This is exciting news for our residents," says Superintendent of Recreation Veronica Taylor, "as it means the convenience of registering for programs from home without having to make a special trip down to the Recreation offices to sign up in person."

Mayor Mapp has focused special attention on streamlining record-keeping and the handling of payments in the Recreation Division after his transition team uncovered sloppy record-keeping and lack of controls over the handling of cash payments.

According to Taylor, the Community Pass program is the "gold standard" for New Jersey communities and provides the opportunity for recreation managers to track and schedule all activities and analyze the numbers of individuals served and the programs in which they participate.

A link to the Community Pass program can be found on the home page of the city's website (, see screenshots above).

Those without Internet access at home can register on Community Pass at the Recreation Division offices in City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Avenue, 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday. For those without access to a credit card, payments by cash, check or money order may be arranged at the Recreation Division.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at or by calling (908) 753-3097.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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