Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen (L) present Springfield Mayor Richard Huber (C) and Deputy Mayor David Barnett with checks from the Kids’ Recreation Trust Fund and the “Greening Union County” grant programs at the October 16 Freeholder Board meeting in Elizabeth.
In 2014, almost $1 million in matching grants from the Kids’ Recreation Trust Fund will be distributed to municipalities across Union County that are looking to upgrade or build playing fields, including hockey rinks, soccer fields, baseball fields, swimming pools, and other recreational facilities for children and families.
The “Greening Union County” program helps local governments offset the cost of planting trees through matching grants.
Freeholder Bergen is the chairman of the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund which provides the matching grants for the program.
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)