Clark Park Offers Archery Safety Lessons

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CLARK – The Union County Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park in Clark offers archery safety classes are available for people who would like to learn bow and arrow basics.

Each archery course is two hours long and consists of a safety training session followed by hands-on instruction at the range. The fee is $20 per person. There will be a minimum of eight and a maximum of 24 participants per class.


Archery equipment is provided by the County of Union. The lessons are taught by a trained and certified USA Archery Instructor and/or a trained and certified 4-H National Archery Instructor.

Group archery lessons are scheduled at the following times:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m.

After successful completion of the lesson and a safety questionnaire, participants are qualified to purchase a Union County Archery Range ID card that permits them to use Union County’s Archery Range. The range is open daily, dawn to dusk.

Anyone who has already completed an accredited archery safety course can call 1-908-527-4900 for information about purchasing a Union County Archery Range ID Card.

The fee for the ID card is $20 for adult Union County residents and $10 for youths and seniors. The Union County fee also applies to residents of Edison. The ID card fee for all other out-of-county residents is $30 for adults and $15 for youths and seniors.

Archery safety class space is limited, so reservations are required. Anyone interested in learning the safe use of a bow and arrow should call the reservation desk at the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 1-908-527-4900. Registration for an archery safety class is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Private family and small group lessons for eight or fewer people also are available. Call 1-908-654-9854 to schedule a private small group lesson.

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