Archery

Welcome to the Union County Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park in Clark

About

Union County’s first and only public archery range was built with the generous assistance of many volunteers in the archery community. Please help keep the facility clean, safe and fun.

Archery range will be closed to the public during group safety courses. Dates and times below.

Contact

  • Elizabeth Office: 908-527-4900
  • Emergencies: Union County Police at 908-654-9800

Online Registration for Courses and Renewals

Click here

Group Archery Safety Courses and Archery Range ID Renewal Information

Please call 908-527-4900

Who can use the Range

Archers must possess a current annual Union County Archery ID Card. Archery ID Cards must be renewed annually.

Archers must provide proof of having passed an archery course offered by:

  • Union County Group Archery Safety Lesson
  • Union County 4-H Shooting Sports Program
  • Must retake safety course if ID has not been renewed after 3 years.

Take your Archery Skills to the Next Level

Intermediate Lessons for four (4) or fewer people are available
at a rate of $100 per person and will be scheduled at mutually
agreeable times. Lessons are available by appointment only.
Participants MUST first have completed a Group Archery
Safety Lesson or hold a valid Union County Archery ID.

Archery Range Rules

  • Union County Archery ID Card must be prominently displayed on the Archer at all times.
  • Equipment permitted: longbow, re-curve and compound bow only; limit 70 lb. draw weight.
  • Crossbow shooting is only allowed by individuals possessing a NJ State issues crossbow license from the physically challenged.
  • ID Holder must bring ALL of their own equipment . Equipment includes but is not limited to: bow, arrows, and targets. Targets will not be supplied by the range.
  • Targets must be compatible with equipment.
  • Personal equipment should be inspected by the individual or group and maintained for safe operation.
  • Only target and field point are allowed on the ranged. No fixed or mechanical broad-heads allowed!
  • No more than 6 arrows (1 end) will be shot at each relay.
  • Relay time will not exceed 10 minutes.
  • All shooting will be from the marked firing line only.
  • Only straight in-lane shooting permitted.
  • No crossing shots, roving or clout.
  • No hunting or firearms allowed.
  • Arrow retrieval / search time per end shall not exceed 5 minutes.
  • Union County Police reserve the right to confiscate any Archery ID card and revoke usage rights to ant individual who does not comply with Archery rules.

How to Obtain your Archery ID Card

About

After you have taken your Archery Safety Lesson, you may choose to obtain your Archery picture ID card. This Photo ID is necessary to have in order to use the Union County Archery Range. In addition, you must submit the card signed by the Archery Instructor to receive your picture ID card. The course completion card expires within 3 months after date of class.

ID Card Fees

Payable by cash, bank check, money order, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express.

Adults

  • Union County Residents: $30
  • Out-of-County: $40

Youth (17 & under)

  • Union County Residents: $15
  • Out-of-County: $22

Seniors (55 & over)

  • Union County Residents: $15
  • Out-of-County: $22

Replacement ID Card

  • $5

Range ID Renewal Information

Please visit the link to the archery renewals: Archery ID Renewal or contact 908-527-4900.

County Archery ID Card. Archery ID Cards must be renewed annually.

Hours of Operation

Daily from dawn to dusk.  Union County Parks & Recreation reserves the right to close the range at any time.

2024 Archery Dates

The Archery Range will be closed for Group Safety Courses during the below dates/times. The range will be open before and after these time frames. Anyone wanting interested in a Group Safety Course must be a minimum age of 9-years-old and register for the class to participate.

Registration Begins on March 1st at 9:00am at ucnj.org/reserve

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday, June 29, 2024 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024 – 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Sunday, July 21, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024 – 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 8, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 11, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 15, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, Sept 28, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024 – 9:30am-12:30pm

Hold Harmless, Indemnification and Assumption of Risk Agreement

Warning: Serious Injury may result from your participation in an archery program.

In consideration of and by participating in any fashion in any activity today and on all future dates at the County’s archery range, any participant, his/her heirs, assigns, and legal representatives, hereby expressly agree to the following:

  1. Participants and spectators are deemed to assume the inherent risks involved in the sport and practice of archery.
  2. Each participant is expected to conduct themselves within the limits of their ability in this sport.
  3. Participant agrees to hold the County of Union and all of its successors, assigns, subsidiaries, employees, and agents harmless and release them from any/all liability whatsoever and in connection with any claims, causes of action, injuries, damages, cost or expenses arising out of participant’s use of the County’s archery range, activities and/or property and facilities, including without limitation, those based on death, bodily injury, or property damage.
  4. Participant agrees to indemnify and defend the County of Union and all of its successors, assigns, subsidiaries, employees, and agents against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses resulting from the participant’s negligence arising from the participant’s use of the County’s property and facilities.
  5. Participant certifies that he/she is physically and mentally fit for all archery activity and will obey all rules and regulations established by the County of Union’s Parks Department.
  6. Participant represents to the County that this Agreement is being made freely and voluntarily, and that if this Agreement is on behalf of a participant who is under the age of eighteen (18) years, that the undersigned is the participant’s parent or legal guardian. Participant further acknowledges and understands that this Agreement shall remain valid now and at all times in the future until it is revoked in writing by participant.