Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

Due to the COVID-19 statewide public health emergency, the County of Union is open for essential business only. View alerts and service modifications.

Department of Parks and Recreation

All County Parks are closed by State order until further notice. Some park roads will be open for drive-through traffic only, but not recreational use.

All permits including  athletic fields, picnics areas, special events, Maskers Barn rentals, archery group lessons and scouting areas are postponed until further notice.

Facilities closed until further notice include Warinanco Sports Center, Trailside Nature and Science Center, Watchung Stable, Galloping Hill and Ash Brook Golf Courses, Dog Parks and restroom facilities within the parks.

For any parks questions or concerns, please e-mail:

Union County is home to 36 parks that encompass nearly 6,200 acres. The parks cross the gamut from small neighborhood parks to the nearly 2,200-acre Watchung Reservation, the crown jewel of the Parks system and home to Trailside Nature & Science Center, Watchung Stable and The Deserted Village of Feltville.

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll, a nature lover out birding or looking for a hike in the mountains or along a lazy river, it’s all out there in your backyard, including a host of multi-use trails that are also open to bicyclists. The multi-use trails are paved and are also suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and other equipment used to assist those with disabilities.

Enjoy. For additional information, feel free to contact Parks, 908-527-4900 or

Ronald Zuber, Director
Phone: 908-527-4900 | Fax: 908-527-4901 | E-mail:
Recreation Announcements (Recording): 908- 558-4079