UNION, NJ – Looking for something to do in Union this summer?  Look no further than the 21 parks and playgrounds in town, including Biertuempfel, Rabkin and Weber Parks which are large enough to play host to an organized event, with barbecue areas, playgrounds and fields.

“One of the unique features of our Township park system is the variety both in size and offering,” said Recreation Director DJ Salvante.  “Their locations, peppered throughout town, also give our residents the opportunity to not have to travel far to enjoy some open space.”

Basketball courts and hoops are available at Biertuempfel Park, Brookside Park, Davis Park, Hoover Park, Irene Hoppe Park, Jerome Petti Park, Freiberger Park, Weber Park and Rabkin Park. 

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Want to find a playground for the kids?  Parks with playgrounds include Alpine Park on Halsey Street, Andrew Street Park, Brookside Park, Davis Park, Esther Egbert Park, Hoover Park, Irene Hoppe Park, Jerome Petti Park, Joe Collins Park, Rabkin Park, Sayre Park, Sichel Park, and Weber Park.

Walking paths or walking trails are available at Bicentennial Park, Kreh Park, Sichel Park,

“The Mayor and the Township Committee joined with the National Parks and Recreation Association to proclaim July as Parks and Recreation month,” continued Salvante.  “I can think of no better way to celebrate our parks then by simply paying them a visit."

Below is a listing of Union parks and their offerings:

Alpine Park

Halsey Street

            Playground

Andrew Street Park

Andrew Street

            Basketball

            Playground

Bicentennial Park

Tucker Avenue

            Walking Track

Biertuempfel Park

Winslow Avenue & Vauxhall Road

            Baseball / Softball ($200.00 add-on)

            Baseball / Softball Diamond ($200.00 add-on)

            Basketball Court

            Bocce Court

            Parking

            Playground

            Restrooms

            Snack Bar

            Soccer Field ($100.00 add-on)

            Softball Field with Lights ($200.00 add-on)

            Tennis

            Tennis Court

            Water

Baseball/softball fields (no lights) can only be reserved by permit per field.
Baseball/Softball Fields (with lights) can only be reserved by permit per field.
The open court Bocce Ball area can only be reserved by permit per court.
The restroom facility will only be open if a permit is taken out for one of the fields.  Portable bathrooms are available to the general public. 

The Snack Bar can only be utilized with permission from the Recreation Director and the Concessionaire.
Tennis Courts can only be permitted out to organized teams. There is no fee for Union residents. 

Brookside Park

Vauxhall Road

            Basketball Court

            Playground

Crystal Park

Clermont Avenue

            Parking

Davis Park

Valley Street & Tuxedo Place

            Basketball Court

            Playground

            Tables

Eleanor R. Erickson Park

Liberty Avenue

Community Garden

Esther Egbert Park

Fairway Drive

            Basketball Court

            Picnic Tables

            Playground

            Tennis Court

Friberger Park

Bond Drive

            Basketball Court

            Girl Scout Troop Lodge

            Parking

            Playground

Hoover Park

Louisa Street

            Basketball Court

            Playground

            Tables

Irene Hoppe Park

Galloping Hill Road

            Basketball Court

            Playground

            Softball Field (no lights)

                        $25.00 per hour

                        $200.00 per day

Jerome Petti Park

Bailey & Vassar Avenue

            Basketball Court

            Playground

            Softball Field (no lights)

                        $25.00 per hour

                        $200.00 per day

Joe Collins Park

Liberty Avenue

            Playground

            Softball Field (no lights)

            Tennis Court

                        $25.00 per hour

                        $200.00 per day

Kolb Park

Claremont Terrace

            Tables

Kreh Park

Conant Avenue

            Walking Trail

Rabkin Park

Swanstrom Place

            Reservation Cost:  $25.00 per hour / $200.00 per day

            Barbecue Grills

            Baseball / Softball Diamond ($200.00 add-on)

            Basketball Court

            Football Field ($200.00 add-on)

            Grill

            Picnic Area

            Playground

            Restrooms

            Softball Fields – no lights ($200.00 add-on)

            Tennis Court

            Water

Barbecue grills are available by permit only and with a certificate of insurance.
The baseball/softball diamond (no lights) are available by permit only and with a certificate of insurance.
The football field is available by permit only and with a certificate of insurance.
The picnic areas are available by permit to Township of Union residents including a certificate of insurance. The restroom facilities requires a $20.00 refundable key deposit.
Tennis Courts are available by permit.
Electric available.

Sayre Park

Cranbrook Road

            Basketball Court

            Playground

            Water

Sichel Park

Robert Street

            Playground

            Walking Trail

Volunteer Park

Burnet Avenue & Stanley Terrace

            Reservation Cost:  $25.00 per hour / $200.0 per day

            Restrooms

            Snack Bar

            Soccer Field ($200.00 add-on)

            Soccer Field with Lights ($200.00 add-on)

            Walking Track

            Water

The soccer field requires a $200.00 per game time fee.

Weber Park

Rahway Avenue

            Reservation Cost:  $25.00 per hour / $200.0 per day

            Barbecue Grills

            Picnic Areas

            Picnic Tables

            Restrooms

            Roller Park

            Soccer Field ($200.00 add-on)

            Tennis Court

The following areas all require permits:

            Picnic Area

            Roller Park

            Soccer Field

            Tennis Courts

The restroom facilities require a $20.00 refundable key deposit.  Electric available for use.