Masker’s Barn

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

Union County parks and recreational facilities are operating in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines. For everyone’s safety, please wear a mask in public restrooms and in other indoor facilities as requested.

Updates:

  • Trailside Nature & Science Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please wear a mask when visiting.
  • Watchung Stable is open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please wear a mask in the main barn, administration building and restrooms.
  • Please note: 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 only.
  • Hikers and dog walkers: 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 unless in dog parks. All trash must be carried out when receptacles are full or unavailable. 

For more information and updates on Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak visit ucnj.org/covid19.

The COVID-19 virus is still circulating and it can still cause serious illness or death among unvaccinated people.Protect yourself and those around you by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.To make an appointment visit ucnj.org/vax.

Capacity
  • 150 occupants
  • 120 guests, if seated at tables
Setup
  • Main room’s dimensions 30′x40′
  • 120 chairs
  • 15-60″ round tables
    • Each seats 8
  • 15-7′ (84″x30″) rectangular tables
    • Each seats 8
  • 6 electrical outlets in the floor and at 3 locations on the wall
Amenities
  • (2) 10′ wide Barn Doors that open to the outside
  • Heated main room
  • Storage/Display unit
  • (2) Pull down projection screens
  • White Board (dry erase)
  • Cork board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Large sink for water inside the Janitor’s closet
  • Janitor’s closet with trash bags
  • Water fountains
  • Handicap accessible restrooms
    • Ladies – 3 stalls, 2 sinks
    • Men – 2 urinals, 1 stall, 2 sinks
  • 5 horse stalls (55″ x 8″) in hallway
Weekday Rates

Monday thru Thursday – Corporations and Individuals

Up to 2 hours
In-County – $80
Out of County – $100

Up to 4 hours
In-County – $160
Out of County – $200

Up to 6 hours
In-County – $240
Out of County – $300

Over 6 hours
In-County – $300
Out of County – $400


Monday thru Thursday – Non-Profit Organizations

Up to 2 hours
In-County – $60
Out of County – $80

Up to 4 hours
In-County – $120
Out of County – $160

Up to 6 hours
In-County – $180
Out of County – $240

Over 6 hours
In-County – $200
Out of County – $300

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Rates

Corporations and Individuals

All Day, 1 Day
In-County – $350
Out of County – $450

All Day, 2 Days
In-County – $600
Out of County – $750

All Day, 3 Days
In-County – $750
Out of County – $1,000


Non-Profit Organizations

All Day, 1 Day
In-County – $250
Out of County – $350

All Day, 2 Days
In-County – $425
Out of County – $600

All Day, 3 Days
In-County – $550
Out of County – $750

Beer and wine permit

$40 in-county

$80 out-of-county

Parking

There is limited parking next to the barn, but can accommodate about 30 cars. Otherwise, extra cars can be parked in the main lot and drivers get shuttled (1/2) mile) or park in the grass field and walk about 1,000 feet. Parking on the grass is allowed when the ground is not wet.

Contact us for more information

Trailside Nature & Science Center
452 New Providence Road
908-317-7912

Monday – Friday
9:00-4:00 pm

Email contact
trailside@ucnj.org

Cancellation Policy for Maskers Barn

To officially cancel a reservation and receive a full refund the permit holder must email trailside@ucnj.org at least 31+ days prior to the event.  You must state that you would like to cancel your reservation, the date of the event, and the name of the contact person, the address and phone number.  See below for additional fees.

If payment in full has been madeFee (taken from refund)
Cancellation 31+ days prior to event$0.00
Cancellation 3 to 30 days prior to event$35.00
Cancellation 48 hours prior to event$100.00

Effective January 1, 2017 we will not accept any personal checks.