Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 21, 2016

Union County Restates Sledding/Skiing Policy in Parks

With an oncoming storm expected to blanket the area this weekend, the Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that five Union County parks are designated for sledding:

Briant Park in Summit
GPS: 71 Springfield Ave Summit
 
Echo Lake Park in Westfield – ‘Summer Arts Hill’ area
GPS: Park Drive, Mountainside
 
Lenape Park in Cranford – Areas not close to waterways
GPS: 130 Kenilworth Boulevard, Cranford
 
Meisel Park in Springfield – Dention basin area
GPS: 238 Meisel Ave, Springfield
 
Unami Park in Garwood
GPS: 2 Lexington Ave, Cranford

“We urge all our residents who wish to sled to follow these guidelines and have a safe enjoyable time in our County Parks,” Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen said.

To avoid tree hazards, sledders in Union County parks are strongly advised to avoid sledding devices that cannot be steered. Downhill skiing is strictly prohibited in all County parks, but cross-country skiing is permitted in the following parks:

 

Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains
GPS: 1210 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains
 
Oak Ridge Park in Clark
GPS: 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark
 
Watchung Reservation in Mountainside
GPS: W R Tracy Drive, Mountainside

Skating on natural waterways in County parks is contingent on the availability of at least four inches of clear ice as measured by Parks officials in accordance with widely accepted safety standards. No waterways have met that standard so far this winter.

For a complete list of activities in Union County parks visit https://ucnj.org/parks-activities/

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