The Recreation Department provides a variety of programs and activities for borough residents of all ages. In addition, the department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of several facilities located within the borough. These include the Community Pool, Echo Lake Park Fitness Trail, sandbox, basketball/volleyball courts adjacent to the pool, the Echo Brook softball/soccer fields (lighted), and the Echo Brook tennis courts (lighted). All of these are located in the vicinity of Borough Hall. In the Deerfield School area, the department maintains the toddler playground equipment, several softball and soccer fields (lighted), batting cages, and the tennis courts (lighted). Behind Beechwood School, the department maintains the softball field.
Permanent exhibits dedicated to environment, family, group and children’s programs. Special events, nature trails thru Watchung Reservation. Trailside’s Visitor Center, renovated in September 2006, houses 4,500 square feet of interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits, featuring a towering 34-foot American beech tree exhibit which fills the building’s atrium. Other features include four classrooms, a multi-purpose room, a media center, gift shop and an auditorium with seating for more than 250 guests. Educational exhibits include:
American Beech Tree
Lenape Native Americans
Geology of the Watchungs
Children’s Discovery Room
Wildlife Viewing Area & Bird Exhibit
The Mountainside Public Library is located on Constitution Plaza in Mountainside, New Jersey. The library features a large selection of books, periodicals, movies, music, audiobooks and reference resources. There are also public computer workstations, free wireless Internet access, a community meeting room, a children’s center and regularly scheduled entertainment and educational events. We have a lot to offer and hope you’ll take time to explore our site. In addition to our online catalog and array of electronic databases, we have a terrific photo gallery that chronicles the last several years of library history. And many people find our schedule of programs and activities a real convenience. Libraries are exciting places and, in many ways, have become bustling community centers. Seeing us on the Web gives only part of the picture; be sure to visit us in person to really see why we say “the public library is the heart of the community.”