Union County

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Union County Towns

Berkeley Heights

Clark

Cranford

Elizabeth

Fanwood

Garwood

Hillside

Kenilworth

Linden

Mountainside

New Providence

Plainfield

Rahway

Roselle

Roselle Park

Scotch Plains

Springfield

Summit

Union

Westfield

Winfield

 

Education

Education & Library

College and Universities in Union County

Kean University

Union County College

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (branch campus)

Library


Government

Union County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholders are the center of the legislative and administrative resonsibility in Union County.

These are the administrative offices:

Public Information
Union County Administration Building 
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4419

Serves as the public information center for county government departments and agencies.

County Administrator
Union County Administration Building 
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4200

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the county departments and their divisions and projects.

Clerk of the Board
Union County Administration Building 
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4140

Responsible for the adminstrative and supervisory functions of the board of freeholders.

Prosecutor
Union County Administration Building 
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4500

The county's chief law enforcement officer.

County Counsel
Union County Administration Building 
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4250

Manages all legal matters for the county, and represents the county in litigation.

Union County Sheriff's Office
Union County Administration Building 
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4450

Responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.


Parks

Union County Parks Department
908-527-4900

Black Brook Park
Kenilworth, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field

Briant Park
Summit, NJ

  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)

Cedar Brook Park
Plainfield/South Plainfield, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Handball
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Spray Pool
  • Tennis Courts

Echo Lake Park
Mountainside & Westfield, NJ

  • Dog Park
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Ice Skating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sledding
  • Snack Bar
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field

Elizabeth River Parkway
Chatfield (Zimmerman) Section

Hillside/Union, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Lightning Brook Section

Hillside/Union, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Fishing
  • Playground

Pruden (Pearl Oval) Section

Elizabeth, NJ

  • Soccer Field

Salem (Rutgers and Liberty) Section

Hillside/Union

  • Basketball
  • Fising
  • Playground
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field

Woodruff (Conant St) Section

Hillside/Union

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer Field

Esposito Park

Clark, NJ

  • Fitness Trail
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Skate Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field

Green Brook Park

Plainfield/North Plainfield, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Soccer Field

Houdaille Quarry

Springfield, NJ

  • Pistol Range

Kawameeh Park Union

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Playground
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Tennis Courts

Lenape Park

Cranford/Kenilworth/Springfield/Union/Westfield, NJ

  • Bicycle Path
  • Fishing
  • Model Railroad Club
  • Nature Trail

Madison Avenue Park

Rahway, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field

Mattano Park

Elizabeth, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Handball
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Running Track
  • Skate Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Spray Pool
  • Tennis Courts

McConnell Park

Cranford, NJ

  • Fishing

Milton Lake Park

Clark/Rahway, NJ

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating

Nomahegan Park

Cranford, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Bicycle Path
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field

Oak Ridge Park

Clark, NJ

  • Archery
  • Bicycle Path
  • Fitness Trail
  • Restrooms

Passaic River Parkway

Berkeley Heights/New Providence/Summit, NJ

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Trail
  • Picnic Area
  • Soccer Field

Phil Rizzuto Park

Elizabeth, NJ

  • Fitness Trail
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Spray Pool

Rahway Park / Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool

Rahway, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Bicycle Path
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Running Track
  • Snack Bar
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Courts

Rahway River Parkway

Rahway, NJ

  • Bloodgood’s Pond Clark
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing

Clark-Linden (Osceola) Section

Clark/Linden, NJ

  • Fishing

Jackson’s Pond Section

Clark, NJ

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing

Mohawk Drive & Sperry Pond

Cranford, NJ

  • Basketball
  • Bicycle Path
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground

Squires Island

Rahway, NJ

  • Fishing

Snyder Park Field

Berkeley Heights, NJ

  • Playground
  • Multi-Use Turf Field
  • Baseball
  • Spray Park
  • Walking Trail

 

Meisel Avenue

Springfield, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Ice Skating
  • Running Track
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field

Washington Avenue

Springfield, NJ

  • Playground

Sperry Park

Cranford, NJ

  • Fishing

Unami Park

Cranford/Garwood/Westfield, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Tennis Courts

Warinanco Park

Elizabeth/Roselle, NJ

  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle Path
  • Cricket
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trail
  • Handball
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Skating – Semi-enclosed Ice Rink
  • Paddle Boating
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Running Track
  • Shuffleboard
  • Snack Bar
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Spray Pool
  • Tennis Courts

Wheeler Park

Linden, NJ

  • John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Snack Bar
  • Skate Park
  • Soccer Field
  • Softball Field
  • Swimming

Watchung Reservation

Berkeley Heights/Mountainside/Scotch Plains/Springfield/Watchung, NJ

  • Bridle Trails
  • Canoeing/Kayaking – Lake Surprise
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating (Outdoor)
  • Trailside Nature and Science Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Organized Camping Area
  • Picnic Area (Reservable)
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Snack Bar
  • Watchung Stables


Sports & Recreation

Family/Outdoor Fun

Trailside Nature & Science Center
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-789-3670

Bowcraft Amusement Park
2545 Route 22 West
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-389-1234

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue 
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-8787

Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-499-8226


Golf

  • Ash Brook Golf Course
    1210 Raritan Rd
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    908-756-0414

  • Baltusrol Golf Club
    Shunpike Rd
    Springfield, NJ 07081
    973-376-5160

  • Echo Lake Country Club
    Springfield Ave
    Westfield, NJ 07090
    908-232-4288

  • Galloping Hill Golf Course
    Galloping Hill Rd
    Union, NJ 07083
    908-686-1556

  • North Course
    1108 Morris Tnpk
    Summit, NJ 07902
    908-277-2683

  • Oak Ridge Golf Course
    136 Oak Ridge Rd
    Clark, NJ 07066
    732-574-0139

  • Plainfield Country Club
    1591 Woodland Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07061
    908-757-1800

  • Roselle Golf Club
    417 Raritan Rd
    Roselle, NJ 07203
    908-245-9671

  • Scotch Hills Golf Club
    820 Jerusalem Rd
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    908-233-2220

  • Shackamaxon Golf & Country Club
    1607 Shackamaxon Drive
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    908-233-3989

  • South Course
    1108 Morris Turnpike
    Summit, NJ 07902
    908-277-2683

  • Suburban Golf Club
    1730 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
    908-686-0444

  • Twin Brooks Country Club
    600 Mountain Blvd
    Watchung, NJ 07060
    908561-8858


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