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Recreation Sports

Girls Grades K-8
Season Runs August-October
Registration Closes August 1, 2024
Click the link below for online registration:
Registration is OPEN! 
Boys and Girls Grades K-8
Season runs August-October
**If you are a Liberty Twp resident please register with Liberty Recreation
Registration Closes August 1, 2024 
Click the link below for online registration: 
Recreation Softball
Open to Independence and Liberty Residents 
Grades K-9
*9th grader must not play for high school or travel team
Season runs March-June
Registration CLOSED until 2025

Adult Recreation Sports

Men's Summer Basketball 
Registration is OPEN!
June 5th-July 31st *No Games on July 3rd - Playoffs Start August 7th
Teams of 10 max
18+ to play
Wednesday Night Games at the Field of Dreams Courts
8 Game season - single elimination playoffs 
$700/Team - Team Coach/Manager pays the fee, all others select "No fee"
Team fee includes certified officials, scorekeeper and basketball jerseys for 10 players


Field of Dreams Facility Rentals
Interested in renting a field or the pavilion? 
  • Login or create an account
  • Click the Facility Tab
  • Select the Reserve button next to the area you would like to reserve, select the date and complete the application.
  • You will need to submit a Certificate of Insurance naming Independence Township as additional insured;  Independence Township, 286B Route 46, PO Box 164, Great Meadows, NJ 07838. COI must be received within 5 days of the event.
  • Once the request has been approved you will be emailed an invoice, your request will not be approved until the appropriate fee has been paid.
  • If you intend on using any type of BBQ you will need to fill out a Fire Permit Application For Permit If you are unsure please ask!
Contact our Recreation Director Melissa Shurack, with any questions 908-246-1348 or

Spring Club Sports


Colonial Little League 

Colonial Little is chartered by Little League International and sanctioned by them as the baseball program for the Hackettstown sending district. Over the past few years, Colonial Little League has continued to grow and has helped develop numerous youth baseball players from Independence Township.

Colonial Little League teams compete in both the spring and fall seasons. All players ages 5 to 14 from Independence, Liberty, Allamuchy and Hackettstown are eligible to register. For more information or to register with the Colonial Little League visit their website at

Tiger Junior Lacrosse Club is open to all players K-8 residing in our Hackettstown High School sending district; Hackettstown, Allamuchy, Liberty and Independence. 
Tiger Junior Lacrosse Club's  primary purpose is to teach and promote the game of lacrosse in a positive, safe and sportsmanlike environment to the youth of Hackettstown, Independence, Liberty, and Allamuchy. As a youth league, TJLC is dedicated to the skill development of lacrosse players and teaches a game of speed, position and finesse rather than physical intimidation or promoting a team's winning record. Along with learning lacrosse, TJLC strives to instill the values of sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, self-confidence, leadership and a love of the sport of lacrosse for teammates, coaches and officials; in essence we "Honor the Game".  TJLC believes that sportsmanship is a way of life and will conduct all activities in a manner that will set an example of good sportsmanship and friendly competition for our young athletes. 

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams Disc Golf
18 Hole Course
 How to Play Disc Golf                          Disc Golf Rules                         Disc Golf Equipment                      
What is Disc Golf
The sport of disc golf evolved as an offshoot of the many games spawned by the Frisbee craze. The game started with people using Frisbees and aiming at targets made up of trees, trash cans, light poles, pipes, and whatever else was handy.
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, sharing the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf. Instead of clubs, players use golf discs aiming at the Disc Pole Hole. Starting from a tee area and finishing at the Disc Pole Hole, the object of the game is to complete the hole in the fewest number of throws. Generally, courses consist of 9 or 18 holes and the player with the lowest cumulative score wins.
Disc golf is designed to be played by people from school age to old age. If you can throw a Frisbee and like to have fun, you can play disc golf.
Course Information
Name: Field of Dreams Disc Golf Course
Address: 21 Cemetery Road; Great Meadows, NJ 07838
Type: Permanent
Year Established: 2008
Landscape: Moderately wooded and moderately hilly
Holes: 18
Hole Type: DISCatcher
Course Map (link): Field of Dreams Disc Golf Map
Tee Type: Concrete
Length: 5822 to 7122 ft.
Par: 63
Average Score: 67
Scorecard (downloadable): Field of Dreams Disc Golf Scorecard
Description: The initial 9-hole layout was constructed in the summer of 208 inside the wooded area of the municipal sports complex. Built from existing, but dilapidated paths, the course at points borders the lovely Pequest River. The full 18-hole design was completed the following Spring introducing longer, open holes which surround the park.
Hole Information
Hole Distance/Par Distance/Par Hole Distance/Par Distance/Par
1 478 ft (4) 564 ft (3) 10 453 ft (4) 558 ft (3)
2 333 ft (4) 373 ft (3) 11 750 ft (5) 1000 ft (3)
3 230 ft (3) 255 ft (3) 12 219 ft (3) 286 ft (3)
4 245 ft (3) 280 ft (3) 13 450 ft (4) 615 ft (3)
5 231 ft (3) 266 ft (3) 14 412 ft (4) 492 ft (3)
6 236 ft (3) 252 ft (3) 15 335 ft (4) 458 ft (3)
7 215 ft (3) 301 ft (3) 16 204 ft (3) 285 ft (3)
8 352 ft (4) 379 ft (3) 17 188 ft (3) 213 ft (3)
9 285 ft (3) 334 ft (3) 18 206 ft (3) 221 ft (3)
 Red Course: 5822 feet (Par 63) / Blue Course: 7132 feet (Par 54)

  Independence Township offers Pickleball.
The court is located at the Field of Dreams by our basketball courts.  
Visit the website below for more pickleball information: