ELIZABETH, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite youngsters ages 4 to 12 years old to participate in “Paint by the Pond.” This will be the second year for this interactive art project which will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the pond in Warinanco Park. The pond is located near the snack bar and basketball courts. This event will allow children to paint cardboard model houses and create art on poster board.

The “Paint by the Pond” project will teach families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

“Last year’s ‘Paint by the Pond was a tremendous success,” said Union County Freeholder Angel G. Estrada. “This year we will be back at the pond at Warinanco Park for young artists to capture the glorious colors of autumn.”

For more information on this exciting event, please call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at (908) 527-4900.