Recreation Online Registration

Our online system, Union City Community and Recreation Services Online, helps you join community programs, classes and activities from the comfort of your home or on the go. It is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Go to Online Registration 

Most programs allow only online registration, but some programs still require you to register in person. These include programs with increased information requirements, flexible registration courses, and courses that require instructor's approval.

You will need to create an account at REC1. Follow these simple steps:
  1. Click on "REC1 Online".
  2. Click on the "My Account" tab.
  3. Click on "Create New Account" box at the bottom of the form.
  4. Fill in the boxes with your information then click on the "Submit" box at the bottom of the form.
Your new Login ID, Account PIN and Barcode numbers will be emailed to you, generally in 1 business day. An individual Account PIN is assigned to your family when your account is created. A Personal ID is a number assigned to each individual family member. The combination of the Personal ID and Account PIN allows you to log into your account and register for activities or look up information on your account.

Forgotten ID or Password

If you forget your ID and Account PIN, click on the "My Account" tab, then select the "Forgot My Password" link. Your Personal ID and Account PIN will be emailed to you immediately. If your email address isn't recognized, the system will notify you.

After several attempts to login using an incorrect Personal ID and/or Account PIN, your account will be locked automatically for 24 hours. You will be allowed to log in the next day with the correct Account PIN.

You can change your Account PIN by clicking the "My Account" tab and enter your Personal ID and existing Account PIN. Click the "Change My Pin" link near the top of the page and follow the instructions. Your new Account PIN takes effect immediately. Remember that your Account PIN is shared by all family members, and that it should be kept confidential.


After creating an account, here is how you register for classes:
  1. Visit the Activities tab and search for the program for which you want to register.
  2. Click on the name of that program.
  3. Click "Add" to add the program to your basket (if the Add button is not available, the program may be full or unavailable for registration).
  4. You will get a message stating you are entering a page with a secure connection. Click "Ok".
  5. If you have not signed in to your account, you will need to enter your Personal ID and Account PIN and click "Sign In".
  6. Click on the drop down arrow next to "Select Client" to register yourself or a family member in this program.
  7. The screen will automatically refresh with that account member's name in the "Person to Register" field. To add another person, click "Add Client". To delete a person from the program, click on "Remove".
  8. Click "Continue Shopping" to search for another program.
  9. If finished shopping, click on "Go to Checkout" to make payment for your registrations. Please note that registrations must accompany payment in full at the time of registration.


If there is no room in a program, we will waitlist you. You will know you have been waitlisted if the word "Waitlist" appears after you have added the program to your basket. At this point you can decide to stay on the waitlist or be removed. If you choose to stay on the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot becomes available. At that time, you can decide whether to register or decline the spot.

System Security

Union City has taken many steps to ensure that your information is secure. On some browsers you will see a padlock located on the status bar at the bottom of the "My Basket" and "My Account" screens indicating that your data is secure. Our system uses the best form of security available.

Other online registration functions:
  • Your registration is finalized and your credit card charged only after you complete the Checkout process. Select "My Account" to review your transactions.
  • If you do not know the course number, click on the "Activities" tab, select "Advanced Criteria Search", select your preferred recreation center, and/or type in a keyword in the field labeled "Keyword" and then click "Search." For example, if you type "dance" in the "Keyword" field and click "Search," you will get a list of all the programs that have the word "dance" in their title.
  • To verify what programs (if any) you or any family member are registered for, click on "My Account" and sign in. The "My Account" page contains the names of all members in your account. Click on the "History" button for each member or on "Account" to see details of current registrations on all account members.
  • The online system will not allow someone to register for a program if he or she doesn't meet the required age or program prerequisites when it starts. If you feel that someone's age is inaccurate in the system, please contact one of our recreation centers during regular business hours.
  • You can't transfer to another class through the online system. Generally, no refunds or transfers are given on or after the first class. You must request a refund or transfer at least one working day prior to the first meeting (Friday for Monday classes), and there is a $10 charge. Please note that Day Camp and Aquatic programs have different refund policies; please refer to camp and aquatics information.