ELIZABETH, NJ - Summit is one of four Union County municipalities selected to receive a 2019  'Discover Our Parks' Grant. The County, as a component of the Kid’s Recreation Trust Fund, is distributing a total of $2,500 encourage municipalities to incorporate County recreational facilities into summer camp programs offered to children.

In addition to the Hilltop City, participating agencies in Rahway, Roselle and Hillside were awarded grants.

“The Freeholder Board is thrilled to provide these Discover Our Parks grants that will assist our youngest residents in taking full advantage of County facilities through their locally organized summer camp programs,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “Union County has excellent recreational facilities and we encourage municipalities to apply for these grants when available so that everyone has the opportunity to experience them.” 

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Groups participating in the 'Discover Our Parks' program will be able to visit one facility in the morning, have a picnic lunch -- provided by the participants -- and visit a second facility in the afternoon. Each facility will provide the opportunity for a recreational activity.

This year, recipients of the grants will have a choice of activities to include in their programs. Activities offered will take place at the following locations: Galloping Hill Driving Range, Ashbrook Pitch and Putt, the Watchung Stable and the Trailside Nature and Science Center.

For more information about this program and other grants available through the Kid’s Recreation Trust Fund, call Victoria Durbin, Trust Fund Administrator at 908-558-2277 contact or vdurbin@ucnj.org.