Thursday, October 28, 1999 Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our 2nd Annual Edition Page 43
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Scotch Plains Recreational Facilities
Facility Basket- Baseball and Tennis Field Ball Softball Play- Bocce Picnic Roller Wildlife Address Acreage Courts House Court Field Ground Court Area Hockey Preserve
Brookside Park Hetfield Avenue 29 1 1 1 Y 1 Y Y Y
Crestwood Wildlife Sanctuary Crestwood Road West 4/ 5 Y
Farley Avenue Park 400 Block Farley Ave. 4 1 1 2 Y
Green Forest Park Westfield Road and Evergreen Avenue 3 4 1 Y Y
Greenside Playground Westfield Road and Greenside Place 3/ 4 1 Y Y
Haven Park Haven Avenue 2 1 Y
Jerseyland Park Richmond Street and Beryllium Road 5. 4 1 2 1 Y Y
Kramer Manor Park Evelyn Street off 7 2 Martine Avenue 7 lighted 1 lighted 1 Y
Southside Ballfield Raritan Road and Martine Avenue 7 1
Scotch Hills Country Club Jerusalem Road and Plainfield Avenue 29 9 Hole Golf Course, Shag Field, Practice Greens, Pro Shop, Carts
Village Green Park Avenue and Front Street 1 Passive Recreation Area – Site of Cultural Arts Summer Programs
Fanwood Parks Provide Fun Events Year- Round
The Fanwood Recreation Commission is an active organization which sponsors a variety of activities throughout the year. It is also responsible for maintaining and upgrading buildings and equipment at La Grande Park and Forest Road Park in the borough.
Currently chaired by Fred Leahy, the commission is comprised of eight commissioners, along with Executive Director Kevin Ewing, Assistant Director Scott Brelinsky and Council Liaison Kathy Mitchell.
Among the activities sponsored by the commission are an art program for children and adults, a basketball program, a pottery class, soccer and hockey clinics, a summer day program and summer movie program, an Easter Egg Hunt, “Memorial Day in the Park” and a Halloween parade program.
Both La Grande and Forest Road parks offer state- of- the- art playground equipment, as well as tennis and basketball courts. Forest Road Park additionally has a roller hockey rink, and La Grande features permanently- installed chess tables. Ice- skating is another featured activity at La Grande during the winter.
The La Grande Park building, with a capacity of 50, is rented out to local groups for meetings and other activities.
Funding for upkeep of the parks come from Borough Council allocations, grants and programs such as the “Buy- a- Brick” program.
This fundraiser enables individuals to purchase bricks for a walkway in LaGrande Park which can be inscribed with the contributor’s name or a dedication.
For further information about the Recreation Commission, Mr. Ewing may be reached at (908) 889- 2080.
Interesting Web Sites www. goleader. com
Times of Scotch Plains- Fanwood
www. visitscotchplains. com
Township of Scotch Plains
www. fanwoodnj. com
Borough of Fanwood
www. westfieldnj. com
Town of Westfield
www. unioncountynj. org
The County of Union
www. ci. summit. nj. us
City of Summit
www. ucac. com
The Union County Arts Center
www. ucc. com
Union County College
www. njtransit. com
New Jersey Transit
www. njmuseums. com
Listing of Museums in NJ
www. lsc. org
Liberty Science Center
www. inthegardenstate. com
Comcast Online’s Local Web Site
BACK TO NATURE… Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 104 perform trail work at the Fanwood Nature Center on Cray Terrace last year. Pictured, left to right, are: Steve Cole, Justin Viglianti, Dave Jensen, Nick Koch, Tim Lee, Pete Mosko, Ben Lee, who organized the work as his Eagle Scout project, and Dan Granda. The center, which marked its 25th anniversary in 1998, is managed by Dean Talcott, Chairman of the Environmental Commission.
ALL- AMERICAN… Youngsters enthusiastically wave their flags while rollerblading during July 4 festivities at Brookside Park in Scotch Plains last year. The park is one of several around the township which offer a variety of recreational activities.
Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)