Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2020

Union County Dog Parks, Tennis Courts Reopen Saturday, June 13, with Masks and Social Distance

COVID-19 prevention still applies to all Union County parks and facilities.

Union County, NJ – Effective at dawn on Saturday, June 13, dog parks and tennis courts will be reopened to Union County residents and visitors who observe precautions against spreading or contracting COVID-19. All Union County parks are open from dawn to dusk. Masks are strongly recommended in all areas, and visitors must maintain social distance of at least six feet.

“I’ve said it before and it bears repeating: COVID-19 does not disappear outdoors,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We are carefully and gradually reopening facilities in County parks and following the guidance of public health experts, and we continue to urge visitors to exercise precautions that are proven to reduce the risk of infection.”

Union County parks closed in April in accordance with statewide orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They began opening in May for individual activities such as walking, hiking, and bike riding.

In addition to the dog parks and tennis courts, the County’s golf courses and archery range are have also opened on a modified basis.

All other facilities and equipment in County parks remain closed. Gatherings and group activities are still prohibited.

Union County has two dog parks, located at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, and Warinanco Park in Roselle.

The County’s tennis courts are located at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield,

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, Rahway River Park in Rahway, Unami Park in Cranford/Westfield, and Warinanco Park in Roselle.

Please note that the dog parks and tennis courts are not reserve-able. These facilities are open on a first come, first served basis.

For maps, directions, and more information about County trails, including multi-use paved paths and walking/hiking trails, visit ucnj.org/parks-recreation, email parksinfo@ucnj.org, or call 908-527-4900.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the Test Center, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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