Note: Due to inclement weather, the June 24 fishing derby has been canceled. The next fishing derby will take place this fall.
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invite people with special needs to participate in the first Summer Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs this coming Saturday, June 24, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, New Jersey. The event is free of charge and will run from 10 AM until 1 PM.
The fishing derby is open to all ages and fishing poles will be provided. The Eastern Central District Elks are co-sponsoring the fishing derby and will be on hand to serve hots dogs and cold drinks to attendees. Prizes will also be awarded to participants.
“This is a wonderful way to kick off the summer season in our parks and provide a safe and fun venue for both young and old to fish and enjoy the outdoors,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.
Those who wish to attend the fishing derby can register on line by visiting www.ucnj.org/parks-reg or call (908) 527-4781. You can also get more details and learn about other events planned by the Office of the Disabled.
Echo Lake Park is located between Springfield Avenue and Mountain Avenue in Mountainside and Westfield New Jersey.