UNION, NJ The grand reopening celebration of the Sgt. Herbert Davis Park Playground and Basketball Court is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, with a “Hoops for Hope” event.

The event, hosted by the Union Recreation Department in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will begin with a spoken program at 1:00 p.m. followed by a series of basketball games players from the Union Youth Travel basketball teams.  The afternoon will end with a game between employees from various township departments and schools.  The event will include live music from a local DJ.  Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

“Sgt. Herbert Davis Park is my childhood and current neighborhood park,” said Union Mayor Michele Delisfort.  “It holds many fond memories for me, my children, family and the Vauxhall community.  It’s exciting to witness the renovation of the park and I expect that it will continue to be an asset in our community and provide families and individuals with an active recreational experience.”

According to a press release from the Township of Union, the project began in the summer of 2019 and was recently completed. The transformation of Sgt. Herbert Davis Park was updated with a modern poured in place rubber playground safety surface and a revitalized basketball court.