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FitnessBecause fitness is such a large component of our health and wellness, it is important to continue to have an exercise routine during these times. Here are the current updates regarding public exercise facilities in New Jersey, and specifically, Union City. This is followed by different ways to exercise and stay active (for both kids and adults). Enjoy! (Español).

Public Exercise Facilities in New Jersey/Union City (Updated: 06/16/2020)

New Jersey has entered stage 2 of reopening on June 15th. Per, it is described as the following:

  • June 15th: outdoor dining, childcare centers, retail stores, and Motor Vehicle Commission agencies are to reopen
  • June 22nd: organized sports, barbershops and hair salons, swimming pools are to reopen. Outdoor gathering limits have increased to 250 people.
  • Private fitness centers are to be opening at the business’s discretion.

Per, use the following guidelines for continued safe social distancing:

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask in public: DO NOT wear a mask while swimming
  • Respect social distancing at 6ft
  • Minimize gatherings

What does this mean for Union City?

Ellsworth Park and Washington Park are currently open. Tennis courts, Basketball courts, volleyball courts, and fields will be opening by appointment only at a date TBD by Hudson county. This will be updated once more details are known.

All playgrounds and the skate park on 38th street are to be opened on June 15th. This includes:

  • 11th street playground
  • 17th street playground
  • Columbia Park 44th Street Playground
  • Juan Pablo Duarte Park

Pools will be opening at 50% occupancy on June 22nd. This includes:

  • Michael Leggiero Music Park
  • Bruce D. Walter Recreation Center/Union City Swimming Pool
  • Firefighters Memorial Park
  • Ronald A. Dario Aquatic Center


Exercise Guidelines per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

  • Ages 3-5: activity required every day
  • Ages 6-17: moderate to high intensity exercises for 60 minutes a day
  • Adults: 150 minutes of moderate to high intensity exercise each week

Use these CDC recommended activities and links to continue to stay active and safe:

Indoor activities:

  • Put some music on and walk briskly around the house or up and down the stairs for 10-15 minutes, 2-3 times a day
  • Dance to your favorite music
  • Exercise videos
  • Home cardio machines

Outdoor activities:

  • Walk, jog, or bike around your neighborhood (while social distancing)
  • Spend time at a local park
  • Gardening and lawn work

If you find it difficult to maintain an exercise schedule, use the Move Your Way Activity Planner

Here are CDC recommended links for exercise regimens and ideas: