The Union County Department of Parks & Recreation offers recreational programs for people with disabilities year-round for children, age 5, through adult. Programs include: fishing, golf, volleyball, swimming, karate, ice skating—along with programs in ceramics, horticulture, cooking, and yoga for teens.

Other programs during the year have included the annual barn dance, nature programs at the county’s Trailside Nature & Science Center, and a summer social event. More than 600 residents from the county and surrounding areas take advantage of this unique programming, which at times involves partnering with local community centers, schools, colleges, YMCAs, businesses, support organizations and volunteer groups. Programs do change, so please check back frequently or call for more details.

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Contact Information:


Margaret Heisey, Program Coordinator
Phone: 908-527-4806 | E-mail:


Manny Ramirez, Recreation Leader
Phone: 908-527-4781 | E-mail:


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 speech or hearing disabilities is available by dialing 711.


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HOLD HARMLESS – Patrons of any Union County park and/or open space facility(ies) recognize the risks inherent in the use of said park and/or facility(ies). Other than acts on the

part of the County which, if proven in an appropriate court of law, are tantamount to gross negligence, Patrons hereby agree to hold the County harmless from any and all damage resulting to

person and/or property from the use of its park and/or open space facilities and hereby releases, waives and forever discharges the County , its servants, agents and/or employees from any and all such claims.