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Grand Opening of Warinanco Sports Center’s New Amenities

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Warinanco Sports Center Credits: Warinanco Sports Center
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Bruce H. Bergen, Sergio Granados and Angel G. Estrada and Christopher Hudak, Alfred Faella, Annette Quijano. At the Battle of the Badges hockey game at the new Warinanco Sports Center. Credits: Jim Lowney/County of Union
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Roselle, NJ.– The Warinanco Sports Center has gotten a brand new “facelift” with new and improved amenities for Union County residents to enjoy.

A grand re-opening of the new facility was held on Saturday. The community gathered to see the centers newest remodel and updated amenities.

The recent renovation project provides local residents an 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in the heart of the county park, the new Warinanco Café was also unveiled for visitors.  The Cafe recently showcased its food at the Taste of Elizabeth. They will be serving dishes such as signature burgers, fresh salads, and specialty plates made fresh to order.

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The facility comes equipped with meeting spaces for events and a brand-new ice rink floor. These are just a few of the updates that bring the center back to its original title as “The First Public Artificial Ice Staking Rink in Union County.”

“The new Warinanco Sports Center is a place where families will continue to make great memories,” Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, who is also the Freeholder Board’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board liaison, said in a statement. “We’ve completed an imaginative re-creation of the historic landmark for residents of Union County and surrounding areas.”

One of the new aspects of the two-phase project is the multipurpose use of the facility. When the ice is removed from the rink floor in early Spring, they will lay field turf down for the local baseball and softball community. The center will now be available as a year-round sports venue.

Visitors to the center got the chance to see the brand-new facility, meet the Parks and Recreation Department, and watch the Union County Police force’s “Battle of the Badges” game at the hockey rink against the Union County fire department teams.



Warinanco Sports Center has been a landmark for Union County skaters since 1961 and recently received an extensive $7 million modernization and renovation doubling the complex space and transforming it into a year-round venue for sports such as ice skating, hockey, baseball, and softball. In addition to a sports venue, the facility will also double as a meeting and events space for luncheons, cocktail parties, and corporate occasions.
 

For more information about the center, contact Leon Grebla at (908) 298-7849 or email at warinancopark@gmail.com.

 

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