Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes beginners and experts alike to enjoy a free Open House including archery demonstrations and refreshments at Union County’s Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Saturday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to both in-county and out-of-county residents. Pre-registration by Friday, June 1 is required.
“Our archery range is open from dawn to dusk all year ‘round for the enjoyment of all,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “It is designed to welcome people with disabilities, novices and newcomers, while also providing an Olympic scale environment to satisfy all levels of skill and experience.”
The Open House will feature free demonstrations of Olympic archery, compound bows with 3-D targets, traditional archery, modern equipment, flying discs and more.
Any eligible individual can apply for an annual permit to use the Archery Range. The applicant must show proof of previous safety training, or pass a safety course offered by the Archery Range.
The Archery Range also offers individual and group lessons for beginners on up. All equipment is included with the lessons.
“We provide the equipment for lessons so it’s easy to come and get a feel for the sport,” said Chairman Grandados. “The Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park is the only outdoor, Olympic scale range in the entire area, and we are happy to offer this opportunity to Union County residents and the public at large, too.”
To register for the Open House, visit ucnj.org/parks and click on Reserve Online under Reservations, or call 908-654-9805.
More information on the Archery Range, including the safety lesson schedule, class prices, and range rules, is available at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/archery.
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