Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2019

Union County Holds First Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to invite children age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, to attend the first ever “Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park” for children with special needs on Monday, July 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wheeler Spray Park is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in Linden.

The event is free but pre-registration is required for each child attending through the Union County Department of Human Services, online at ucnj.org/opdsn-reg. Free ice pops are included with registration. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on July 21.

“The ‘Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park’ event is designed to help families with special needs connect with one another and enjoy a community activity in an inclusive, judgement free environment,” said Freeholder Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski.

Other activities for children and people with special needs sponsored by the Freeholder Board include the Sensory Friendly Theatre series at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, outings to movies and sporting events, special events and activities in County parks, and a new summer camp at the County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

For more information about Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park, and all recreation programs for people with special needs and disabilities, visit ucnj.org/human-services or contact Manuel Ramirez, Director, at mramirez@ucnj.org or 908-527-4781.

The Union Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs is part of the Department of Human Services, Division of Individual and Family Support Services. For information on all DHS programs visit ucnj.org/human-services.

 

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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