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Ewing Senior and Community Center [ESCC]

The Ewing Senior and Community Center (ESCC) is a multi-generational facility that provides recreational, educational, social, and civic opportunities to Ewing Township residents of all ages.  A wide variety of activities and events is offered regularly including:

  • instructional classes
  • fitness groups
  • drop-in programs 
  • opportunities to socialize and participate in clubs 
  • free and fee-based services

The building is approximately 34,000 square feet and includes a large room with a kitchenette, gymnasium, auditorium, meetings rooms, computer room, senior outreach offices and administrative offices.  The Community Affairs/Recreation Department offices are in the main office.  All township recreational programming is done through this office. Most activities at ESCC are listed on the Recreation and Senior pages on this website.  The building fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Rentals

ESCC rental staff are committed to helping you find the perfect room for your meeting or event, from large to small.   Facilities rentals includes the high school sized gym, large room and several classroom sized rooms.   You may also inquire about rental of some of our Township Parks facilities.  For more information about reserving a space or permitting facility use for your occasion, contact Nancy Pappano.

Seniors

The Center is the home base for senior activities and the Senior Office is located in room 204.  Seniors activities offered include exercise classes, computer classes, pool tables, monthly programs, trips, senior clubs and more.  For more information check out the Ewing Seniors page on this site.  

Exercise/Fitness/Community Pool

The ESCC also offers daily use of a gym and weight room which has a variety of cardio machines, free weights, universal and other machines. The gym is high school size and has Early Bird Basketball group on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday starting by 6:00am.  A lunch time basketball group plays on weekdays starting at 12:00pm.

Outdoor recreational facilities include a pool complex with a snack bar, the historic Trenton Bath Houses, day camp facility, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, a large playground and a sand volleyball court.  For more information about the community pool at the ESCC please see the Ewing Pool Systems page on this website.

Related Links

Also housed at this facility are:

History of the ESCC

The property that is home to the current Ewing Senior and Community Center was originally purchased by the Jewish community of Trenton in 1954 and was known as the Trenton Jewish Community Center.

The site is known for the signature architecture of Louis I. Kahn, one of America’s most influential architects of the twentieth century and the Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions were listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

The Trenton Bath House began operation in 1955 and programs were run through around 2006.  However, use of the facility began to decline in the 1990s and so too did the physical condition of the facility.  Public funds were eventually raised to preserve the Bath House.  In 2005, the JCC decided to sell the property and move to West Windsor. 

Most of the property was subsequently purchased by Mercer County with funds from its Open Space Preservation Trust in 2007.  Ownership of the property was transferred to Ewing Township, with conservation and historic preservation easements, protecting the property from development and maintaining the historic integrity of the structures.  Ewing Township received a matching grant in 2009, in the amount of $750,000, from the New Jersey Historic Trust for restoration of the Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions and the Township and Mercer County partnered to restore the structures.

The Bath House was restored by 2011.  This included reconstruction of two of the Day Camp Pavilions, and a new snack bar and plaza.  The site was also rehabilitated to current accessibility standards.

In 2012 a new community green and parking area were built, in accordance with Kahn’s original intention and provide a gathering point for community functions.

Today, the site, now known as the Ewing Senior and Community Center, provides programs similar to those of the former Jewish Community Center.

For more information about the history of the site see http://kahntrentonbathhouse.org/index.php.

Contact

Ted Forst, Director of Community Affairs
Emailtforst@ewingnj.org

Nancy Pappano, Secretary Emailnpappano@ewingnj.org

p: (609) 883-1776 Ext. 2
f: (609) 883-5023

Mailing Address
99 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

p: 609-883-1776
f: 609-883-5023

Office Hours:

Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 9:00pm
Fridays 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat & Sun 9:00pm – 5:00pm
Fitness Center Hours:
Mon – Thurs 6:00am – 9:00pm
Fri & Sun 6:00am – 5:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Municipal Building: 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center: 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off): 
M-F: 7:30am - 2:30pm 
 Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works): 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
M-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline: 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC 
phvfc.org/Weather.html


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