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Union County Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park begins in July

The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to invite children age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, to attend the “Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park” series. The series takes place every Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The next session will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2023.

“Union County believes in the power of inclusion and we are especially excited for another summer of fun at our Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “Fostering imagination and creativity, this spray park was created where residents of all abilities can come and play. These evenings are a great way for families to come out and enjoy time with their children. I can’t wait to see you all there soon!”

The Special Needs Night at Wheeler Park series is organized through the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs in the Union County Department of Human Services. The program takes place at Wheeler Spray Park, located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in Linden, and continues each Thursday through July and August.

Attendees will have the opportunity to spend the evening in Union County’s 11,000-square-foot water playground, Wheeler Spray Park, packed with over 30 attractions including a waterfall, pirate ship, water sprinklers, slides, sprayers, and even a giant water serpent.

The event is free but pre-registration is required online for each child through the Union County events registration page. Residents should visit to register.

In case of inclement weather, visitors can check Union County’s website at, or the Union County Facebook page for weather-related updates and closures.

For more information about Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park, and all recreation programs for people with special needs and disabilities, visit or call 908-527-4781.