The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders joined elected officials and community leaders from the Borough of Garwood on Sunday, December 14 at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Borough’s new Sports and Recreation Complex.
Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak congratulated the entire Garwood community for their commitment toward creating the state-of-the-art sports and recreation complex. “It’s another reason why Union County is a great place to live and raise a family,” said Hudak.
Through the Kids Recreation Trust Fund, to date the Freeholder Board has awarded $604,700 dollars in matching grant funding to support the 3.2 million dollar sports and recreation complex.
The new complex has a baseball field, a new turf multi-purpose playing field, basketball court, playground, a bocci ball court, a walking path around the perimeter of the complex as well as other amenities.
“The Freeholder Board is proud to support this recreation project and the many others in all of our 21 municipalities,” said Freeholder Bergen, chairman the Union County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. “Since 2004, the Kids Recreation Trust Fund matching grant program has helped rebuild, refurbish, expand, or build more than 100 parks and other recreational facilities throughout Union County.”
The Kids Recreation matching grant program, administered through the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, was established to help local governments offset the cost of upgrading and building recreational facilities in their municipality.