The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park will re-open Saturday, May 23 at 10am. The following updated rules will apply:

  • New hours of operation: 10am – 6pm daily
  • It is strongly recommended that archers wear a mask while at the range.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only allowing those with existing archery IDs to utilize the facility.
  • A 2019 or 2020 Union County Archery ID is required, and must be displayed.
  • Archers must stay 6 feet apart. All even-numbered stalls, #2-#22 are closed to ensure social distancing.
  • Archers are limited to a 1-hour shoot.
  • Only the Archer and 1 household member are allowed in a lane.
  • Interactions with individuals outside of your household are discouraged. Social distancing is the only proven method for halting the spread of COVID-19.
  • Anyone waiting to shoot must stay behind the ready line.
  • Bathrooms and portable toilets are open.
Archery-RangeLocated at Oak Ridge Park, Oak Ridge Road in Clark
Elizabeth Office: 908-527-4900
Westfield Office: 908-654-9805
Emergencies: Call Union County Police at 908-654-9800
Online Registration: Click here
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.

Group Archery Safety Lessons and Archery Range ID Renewal Information

Please call 908-527-4900 or 908-654-9805

Who can use the range

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


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Hours of Operation

Year-round, daily, dawn to dusk. 10 am to 6 pm

2020 Group Safety Lessons Dates

Please review the notice on the top of this page.

  • TBD

2020 4-H Club Schedule

Reserve 8 lanes from 1pm to 5pm

First Sunday of every month

Lightning Wheels Team Practice Schedule

  • Mondays, April through July 
  • 5pm-dusk (5 lanes used)

The Navigators Team Practice Schedule

  • Saturdays, April through July
  • 12pm-3pm (5 lanes used)

2020 ID Card Fees (effective January 1, 2018)

Archery Group lessons:
In County Residents:  $20.00
Out of County:  $25.00
All Group Lessons:
In County:  $25.00
Out of County:  $30.00
Archery ID’s for Adults:
Union County Residents:  $30.00
Out of County:  $40.00
Archery ID’s for Youth  7 & under):
In County:  $15.00
Out of County:  $22.00
Archery ID’s for Seniors (55 & over):
In County:  $15.00
Out of County:  2.00
Replacement/Lost ID
In County:  $5.00
Out of County:  $5.00

Archery Photo ID Cards

  • Must be purchased in-person at either the Westfield or Elizabeth Parks Reservation Desks.
  • Archery Group Safety Lesson Completion Cards expire (3) three months after the date of lesson.

ID Card Renewals

Complete a new archery I.D. application, available by clicking here, or call a Parks Reservation office to have a form mailed to you. Come into one of the Reservation offices and make payment and have your photo taken. The office addresses are listed below:

Parks Reservation Desk
10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Administration Building
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Parks Reservation Desk
Colleen Fraser Building
300 North Avenue East
Westfield, NJ 07090

Archery Range Rules

  • Union County Archery ID Card must be prominently displayed on the Archer at all times.
  • Crossbow IDs are issued at the County’s discretion.
  • Equipment permitted: longbow, re-curve and compound bow only.
  • Only target, field points and blunt points are allowed.
  • No fixed or mechanical broadheads are allowed.
  • Flu Flu arrows are allowed.
  • ID Holders are responsible for supplying their own archery equipment and targets.
  • Personal equipment should be inspected by the individual or group and maintained for safe operation.
  • No more than 6 arrows (1 end) will be shot at each relay.
  • All shooting will be from the marked firing line only.
  • No crossing shots. Only straight, in lane shooting permitted.
  • No clout shots permitted (shots toward the sky) unless utilizing Flu Flu arrows.
  • No roving shots permitted.
  • Arrow retrieval / search time per end shall not exceed 5 minutes.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Union County Police reserve the right to confiscate any Archery ID card and revoke usage rights to any individual who does not comply with Archery rules.

At times the Archery Range may be closed at the discretion of the County of Union.

In case of  emergency contact the Union County Police at (908) 654-9800.

Group Archery Safety Lesson Information

  • Registration Age & Class Fee: $20.00 per person In County Residents; Out of County Residents $25.00. Group Safety lessons are open to ages 9 and over.
  • Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ons will not be accepted.
  • Minimum 8 and maximum 16 participants per group. Union County reserves the right to cancel classes with less than 8 participants.
  • Classes will be taught by a trained and certified USA Archery Instructor and/or a trained and certified 4-H National Archery Instructor.
  • Lessons are 2 hours and include archery safety, proper equipment use and technique; please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.
  • Equipment for lessons will be provided by Union County.
  • Upon successful completion of the class and a safety questionnaire, participants will be qualified to purchase a Union County Archery Range ID Card at an additional cost.
  • Small Group Lessons for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 are also available at a rate of In County Resident for $25 ; Out of County $30.00 and will be scheduled at mutually agreeable times. Please e-mail to schedule.
  • Private Lessons for 4 or fewer people are also available at a rate of $100 per person and will be scheduled at mutually agreeable times. Please e-mail to schedule.

How to Qualify for a Union County Archery ID Card

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only allowing those with existing archery IDs to utilize the facility.

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.

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.