The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs on Saturday, September 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
Officials say the Fishing Derby is a free event welcome to all ages, but pre-registration is required.
“The Fishing Derby is a wonderful way to celebrate the last days of summer in our parks,” said Union County Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “We invite residents young and older to come and enjoy the outdoors at this fun community event.”
Chairs and fishing poles will be provided free of charge. Participants are also welcome to bring their own chairs and fishing gear.
According to officials, the Fishing Derby is an Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs event under the Division of Individual and Family Support Services of the Union County Department of Human Services. The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring the event. They will organize contests, and prizes will be awarded to participants.
The Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs partners with community centers, schools, colleges, YMCAs, businesses, support organizations, and volunteer groups to present recreational events and programs at county facilities and locations in various municipalities.
More information about the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs is available at ucnj.org/special-needs. To contact the office, use the online contact form or call the office at 908-527-4807 or 908-527-4781.