Green

Two Elizabeth Parks Now Have Free Public Wi-Fi

55f11265f8fd0651f493_DSCN0248.JPG
Credits: Fran Sullivan
55f11265f8fd0651f493_DSCN0248.JPG

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Residents can now access the Internet in Elizabeth parks when free public Wi-Fi became available, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced.

Mattano Park and the Warinanco Park Boat House/Spray Park Area joined 10 other county parks and facilities, including nearby Rizzuto Park in Union, offering free Wi-Fi. The Elizabeth sites are two of six new ones that are added to six established spots in Union County for a total of 12.    

To log on to Union County’s service for Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as Apple I-Phones and I-pads, Android-based phones and tablets and any other Wi-Fi capable devices, users can find the Wi-Fi settings and make sure it is turned on. They can select “Union County Wi-Fi” as the connection, then follow on screen agreements. To find a local outdoor area with free Wi-Fi, visit www.ucnj.org/wi-fi.

Sign Up for E-News

As a safety feature, users will need to re-login periodically to discourage downloading or streaming of large files that may cause the performance and bandwidth to decrease for other patrons who may be logged on at the same time.

The Wi-Fi program was an initiative of Freeholder Christopher Hudak when he served as Chairman in 2014.

“In today’s interconnected world, it’s important that our residents have the opportunity to stay in touch throughout the day wherever they may be,” said Freeholder Hudak. “We’re pleased to be able to expand this important service.”

The other new sites: 

Ponderosa Park, Scotch Plains.

Conant Park, Hillside.

Watchung Stables, 1160 Summit Lane, Mountainside.

Previous Wi-Fi-enabled sites:

The Union County Clerk’s Office at the Colleen Fraser Building in Westfield.

Nomahegan Park playground, Cranford.

Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

Warinanco (Park) Skating facility area, Roselle.

Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool, Rahway River Park.

Wheeler Park Pool and Playground area, Linden.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Union County’s Free Summer Concert Series Launches Fri, June 22

June 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra kicks off Union County’s 57th annual Summer Arts Festival series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Freeholder Board with an evening of Broadway favorites, beloved opera overtures and more on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Attendees are also invited to bring a mat or beach towel and join ...

Happenings this Week in the City of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you what is happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a list by Mayor Bollwage’s office of events happening around the City.

Tuesday, June 19 - Completion Ceremony 

(11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth) - The completion ceremony of the NJ Youth Corps of Elizabeth at the Union County College Kellogg Building. 

Wednesday, June 20 - ...

Make Music Roselle Park Lineup Includes Rock Bands, Singer-songwriters, Free Harmonica Lesson

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more.

The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill ...

Linden Man Arrested After Explosion in Cranford

June 22, 2018

CRANFORD - On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. the Cranford Police Department received
information that an explosion was heard in the area of Raritan Road and Summit Terrace. Through
a joint investigation with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and Linden Police Department, the
Cranford Police Department Detective Bureau identified a suspect through surveillance video ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

All New Blue Jean Ball Fights Hunger with Style

June 22, 2018

Annual Gala is Revamped, Reimagined, and Reinvigorated to Support the FoodBank’s Mission
Honoring Goya Foods, David Tepper, and CFBNJ Volunteer Corps

HILLSIDE, NJ—June 22, 2018

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey held its All New Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, June 16 at the Central Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park. Historically a low-key affair, the annual gala was ...