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Thursday, October 28, 1999 Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our Towns Our 2nd Annual Edition Page 43


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.
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Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)