Baird Center


Temporarily closed for renovations.

The anticipated renovation and reconstruction of the Baird Community Center will require significant changes in the operation of the building and the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs. The Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs has relocated their business offices to 298 Walton Avenue, South Orange, near Farrell Field and the Department of Public Works. The hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. While office hours will be much more limited, customers can continue to register for most programs and activities online here.

The Baird Community Center will be closed for the duration of the renovation and reconstruction project, which is anticipated to take 2 years.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs office at (973) 378-7754, ext. 2 or email

Baird Center | 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ