The Union County Department of Parks offers recreational programs for people with disabilities year-round for children, age 5, through adult. Programs include sports— fishing, golf, volleyball, swimming, karate, ice skating, and horseback riding for children—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 Cinco de Mayo fest. 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.

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Contact Information:


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


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) for those who have

 speech or hearing disabilities is available by dialing 711.


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for program & activity notifications


Special Olympics Information Meeting at

Galloping Hill Golf Course, April 7 - View Press Release


We are running another Yoga Session at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside, 452 New Providence Road from 5pm to 6pm. Click here for the registration form; the session will cost $12. Please mail us the form and payment so we can sign you up.

Please make checks payable to “County of Union”
Registration Form to: Department of Parks and Recreation, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

The dates are
April 21st, 28th and May 5th, 12th, 19th

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders 
Sensory Friendly Theatre
a series of live performances specially
designed and adapted for children
with autism and related disabilities.

Click on the show banner below to purchase tickets.


Event Details



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.