Field Directions

Ridgewood Weather: Right Now!!




Benjamin Franklin Middle School (Large, Grass), 333 North Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Benjamin Franklin Middle School (Small, Grass), 333 North Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Brookside Field (Large, Grass) Do not park in cul-de-sac. Park on nearby streets, 1 Southern Parkway, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Citizen’s Park Field (Small, Grass), 278 Godwin Ave, Godwin and South Monroe, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Glen School (Large, Grass), 865 East Glen Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Habernickel Park (Large & Small, Grass), 1037 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Hawes School Field (Large, Grass), 531 Stevens Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Maple Park (Large & Small, Turf), Northern Parkway and Meadowbrook, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Orchard School Field (Small, Grass), 230 Demarest Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Ridgewood HS Stadium (Large, Turf), 627 E. Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Somerville School (Large, Grass), 45 South Pleasant Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Stevens Field (Large, Turf), NO parking on North Irving Street, 627 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450, located behind the stadium field, across a little bridge
Travell School Field (Small, Grass), 340 Bogert Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 
Veterans Field (Large & Small, Grass), 131 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450


A lightning detection system is in place at the following fields: Veterans Field (bandshell), Maple Park, BF Middle School, RHS, Somerville and Hawes Elementary (scoreboards). The system is able to detect presence of lightning within a 20 mile radius from Ridgewood. When lightning is detected, a horn will sound for 15 seconds, and a yellow light will activate/flash. Upon hearing this signal, all activities on the field must cease, and coaches and players are to find SAFE shelter. Activities can not resume until an “all clear” signal is given, at which time the horn will sound (3 short 3 second alerts) and the light will go off.
On all other fields, coaches and trainers are to use the “30-minute rule” regarding lightning and thunder. This means activities stop and SAFE shelter is found upon first audible detection of thunder/visible detection of lightning. Activities can not restart until 30 minutes following – this time period restarts from zero if another audible/visible sign of thunder/lightning is detected within the initial 30 min period.
SEEK: automobiles/trucks, large buildings, tunnels with no standing water.
AVOID: tall trees, open fields, metal fencing, overhead wires and power lines, light towers, high ground areas, umbrellas, small unprotected shelters, phones and cell phones, radios and PA systems.

Check MSC Hotline (201-280-1494)
Ridgewood Park & Rec Hotline (201-670-5565 option #6)

Occasionally weather conditions deteriorate after the Parks Department has made the decision to leave the fields open. If a field closure announcement has not been made coaches should use their own discretion about fields for any practice. If the coach feels a field is unsafe, or that practicing on it will cause significant damage to the field, they should cancel their practice or training session. If a coach decides to cancel a training session the coach should not dismiss the trainer without alerting the coaches who follow them to confirm that they too are canceling for the day.


Practice & Training Field Assignments
Contact: David Benjamin at
Contact: Doug Wamsley at

TBS Games Assignments
Away games…contact opposing coach.
Home games…contact Paul Boogaert at

Field Maintenance (Goals, Field Lining, Lights)
Contact: Phil Dauber
Contact: Eric Seifert

Field Equipment (Corner Flags, Stakes)
Contact: Carolyn Muccio at


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