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Union County Hosts Family Fun Day at Mattano Park to Celebrate First Accessible and Inclusive Playground

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County families are invited to a free, Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Mattano Park,  to celebrate the opening of Union County’s first inclusive public playground.

The new, inclusive playground at Mattano Park features a variety of accessible play equipment including a merry-go-all, roller slide, roller table, swing seats, and more. This event, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Elizabeth Port Parent Support Group, and sponsored by PepsiCo, will include a BBQ, Family Field Day, and other kids’ activities. Family Fun Day will also feature interactive workshops with the Eastwyck Saints football team, Elizabeth Youth Soccer, as well as Citizens Going Forward hosting a basketball workshop, giving parents and children the opportunity to learn more about these sports activities. The official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting takes place at 1 p.m.

“The Freeholder Board is committed to providing children of all abilities and their families access to recreational opportunities,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, who is also the Freeholder liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “The new inclusive playground at Mattano Park, the first of its kind in a public park in Union County, will allow children to play and learn side by side with friends and family.”

For more information about the new inclusive playground at Mattano Park or the Family Fun Day event, contact the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit ucnj.org. 

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