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Union County Parks follow NJ COVID-19 guidelines: Social distancing required/Masks strongly recommended

Union County Parks follow NJ COVID-19 guidelines:  Social distancing required/Masks strongly recommended

In accordance with State executive orders, Union County parks have reopened and are operating in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines.

“Masks and social distance are the only effective tools we have for stopping the spread of COVID-19, so we strongly urge visitors to continue to observe precautions against infection while enjoying outdoor activities in County parks,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Social distancing, wearing face masks, washing hands frequently, and keeping hands away from one’s face are among the basic and most effective precautions for preventing the transmission of COVID-19 and other infections. Persons who feel sick should stay away from others.

The following rules apply to Parks activities:

  • Trail biking:Trail biking is prohibited in all Union County parks. Trail biking was prohibited before the COVID-19 outbreak, and the prohibitions continue. Bicycles are permitted on paved paths and roadways.
  • Closed: The Warinanco Sports Center and the Trailside Nature and Science Center remain closed.
  • Recreation Facilities reopened with restrictionsGalloping Hill and Ashbrook Golf Courses, Oak Ridge Archery Range, tennis courts, Echo Lake and Warinanco dog parks, Watchung Stable (Details on Parks website)
  • Picnic areas: The maximum number of people allowed in a picnic area varies. Check with Parks Reservation Desk for capacity before reserving a picnic area, 908-527-4900.
  • Athletic fields: As per executive order, prior restrictions are lifted
  • Playgrounds: Parks playgrounds are open at Cedar Brook, Conant, Echo Lake, Esposito, Green Brook, John Russell, Wheeler, Lighting Brook, Loop Playground, Madison Avenue, Mattano, Mohawk, Mohawk, Nomahegan, Phil Rizzuto, Ponderosa, Rahway, Rutgers Ave, Snyder, Unami, Warinanco, Wheeler
  • Walking/Cycling/Fishing: Individual activities such as walking, jogging, biking and fishing are allowed. Bicycles are allowed on paved pathways only. No bicycles are allowed on unpaved paths and trails in Union County parks.
  • Use of walking path: Give way to others to maintain six-foot distance when passing.
  • Masks: Strongly recommended.
  • Parking and hours of use: Parking hours vary in Union County Parks and are posted in all lots.
  • Reporting abuse of social distance guidelines: Call Union County Police908-654-9800.

For maps, directions, and more information about activities in Union County parks, visit online at ucnj.org/parks, email parksinfo@ucnj.org, or call 908-527-4900.

Park visitors please note: Stay on marked trails to preserve fragile native habitat. The taking of plants and other wildlife is prohibited. Share paved paths by keeping to the right unless passing. Dogs must be kept on leash. All trash must be carried out where receptacles are full or unavailable. 

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the Test Center, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

Click here for guidelines to request athletic fields.

Black Brook Park

  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Cedar Brook Park
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Pop Warner Football
  • Soccer – Main
  • Soccer – Randolph Road
  • Soccer – Stelle Road
  • Softball
  • Tennis Courts

 

Conant Street / Woodruff

  • Baseball/ Softball
  • Soccer – Lower
  • Soccer – Upper

 

Echo Lake Park

  • Soccer
  • Softball

 

Faitoute / Vauxhall

  • Green Brook Park
  • Baseball
  • Soccer

 

Kawameeh Park

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Tennis Courts

 

Liberty Avenue

  • Softball

Lightning Brook

  • Baseball / Softball

 

Madison Avenue / Green Park

  • 1 – Soccer
  • 2 – Soccer
  • Baseball / Softball

 

Mattano Park

  • Baseball / Softball
  • Soccer (Lighted)
  • Softball
  • Soccer / Football

 

Meisel Avenue

  • Baseball
  • Football / Soccer
  • Track
  • Softball

 

Nomahegan Park

  • Shane Walsh – Baseball
  • Shane Walsh – Soccer
  • Soccer ( Boulevard )
  • Softball

 

Passaic River

  • Soccer – Spring Avenue
  • Pearl Oval
  • Soccer

 

Rahway Park

  • 1 – Baseball
  • 1 – Softball
  • 1 – Soccer / Football
  • 2 – Softball
  • 3 – Softball
  • 4 – Softball
  • Tennis Courts
  • Flag Football

 

Rizzuto Park

  • Soccer

 

Rutgers Avenue

  • Soccer

 

Scotch Plains / Rte 22

  • Ball “T” Ball

 

Unami Park

  • 1 – Baseball / Softball
  • 1 – Soccer
  • 2 – Baseball / Softball
  • 2 – Soccer
  • 3 – Youth Baseball
  • 3 – Soccer
  • 4 – Soccer / Rugby / Football
  • Tennis Courts

 

Warinanco Park

  • 1 Baseball / Softball
  • 2 Baseball / Softball
  • 3 Baseball / Softball
  • 4 Baseball / Softball
  • 4 Soccer
  • 5 Baseball / Softball
  • 6 Youth Softball
  • 7 Softball
  • 8 Softball
  • 9 Baseball / Softball
  • 9 Soccer
  • 10 Soccer
  • 10 Youth Softball
  • Midget Soccer
  • Stadium
  • Tennis Courts

 

Washington Ave Park

  • Softball

 

Wheeler Park Stiles St.

  • Softball
  • Stiles St. Soccer
  • Wood Ave. Softball
  • Wood Ave. Soccer

 

Zimmerman / Chatfield Park

  • Baseball / Softball
  • Softball

 

 

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.