Residents of Union County will soon be able to enjoy family-friendly programs and events at the KemperSports-managed Warinanco Sports Center, located within Warinanco Park. From holiday-driven activities to weekly recurring events for the local community, Warinanco Sports Center is excited to begin offering a robust events calendar for residents to enjoy.
Guests are invited to participate in a wide range of activities throughout the Spring and Summer seasons both inside the beautiful air-conditioned facility and outside on the newly-laid turf field. A multitude of programs for kids and adults will take place on the new, state-of-the-art Astroturf field, which will temporarily replace the historic ice rink during the warmer months. The Warinanco Sports Center staff are pleased to showcase this fantastic community resource to as many local residents as possible during the coming months.
The ‘Turf Grand Opening & Family Fun Day’ on April 13 will kick off the events calendar by offering family-friendly sports activities, arts and crafts, and door prizes. The following week on April 20, Warinanco Sports Center will offer an ‘Spring Extravaganza’ including an Community Egg hunt, cookie and card decorating and exciting games for the entire family! For those wishing to continue the fun during Spring Break, a sports & activities camp is offered for children age 4-12 and runs weekdays from 8am-4pm for 2 weeks beginning April 15. Summer Camp is also open for registrations which will begin June 24 and run for 10 weeks.
“Our team put a lot of thought about the types of events we want to offer, and one of the most important things was to be able to host events for all members of our community” says Leon Grebla, General Manager of the sports facility.
Additionally, the Park’s lake and boathouse will open the week of May 25th and the first 20 groups attending will be given a free 30 minute boat ride! The boathouse has been renovated and stocked with modern, brightly colored boats that can seat up to four people, a new snack bar menu, and delicious icy treats to keep guests cool during the heat. The boathouse and snack bar will be open weekdays from 12-8pm and weekends or holidays from 11am-8pm.
“When the Freeholder Board decided to expand the former Warinanco Skating Center, we envisioned a venue that would attract people of all ages to Warinanco Park every season of the year. It is wonderful to see that vision become a reality, with a full slate of activities for all to enjoy this spring,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski.
Throughout the remainder of the summer months, Warinanco Sports Center will host events such as two Food Truck Festivals (May 18 and Aug 24), Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day events including a Dads and Kids Soccer Tournament, Pet Parade, sports-centric challenges with prizes, and free camp taster days. Most events do not have an entry fee, and food or beverages will be available for purchase from Warinanco Café.
Warinanco Sports Center is open daily to the public from 9am-8pm with the full-service Warinanco Café open daily starting at 11:30am. For a full list of upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page and website. Both platforms will contain event updates and additional events as they are added throughout the season.
For event booking inquiries please contact Rebecca Bird at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Warinanco Sports Center is managed by KemperSports.