Picnic Areas

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.

To reserve a picnic area, please call 908-527-4900 or 908-654-9805.

Inflatable type rides are currently not allowed in the park due to COVID.

ParkPicnic AreaTablesGrillsCapacity
Cedar BrookParkside108199
Cedar BrookMathewson108199
Conant StreetConant Street5299
Echo LakeBrookside7399
Echo LakeRolling Meadow65125
Echo LakeLocust Grove114199
NomaheganPin Oaks64199
NomaheganSweet Gum65125
PonderosaPonderosa #15150
PonderosaPonderosa #25150
Rahway RiverHickory5375
Rahway RiverMaples #1115150
Rahway RiverMaples #2125250
Rahway RiverQuadrangle43150
Rahway RiverSamuel's Grove83199
Unami#1-664199
WarinancoSpinning Woods #163150
WarinancoSpinning Woods #253199
WarinancoDippe's Woods53199
WarinancoDurant's Woods95199
WarinancoGregory's Woods54150
WarinancoBoat House #143100+
WarinancoBoat House #23250
Watchung ReservationSkytop83125
Watchung ReservationSeely's Pond #141125
Watchung ReservationSeely's Pond #263150
Watchung ReservationEvergreen (Left Loop)42250
Watchung ReservationOak Grove (Tracy Dr)73250

Briant and Green Brook parks have non-reservable, first come-first serve picnic sites.