West New York reopens refurbished McEldowney Field

Upgrades to the park include a new baseball and softball field

West New York has officially reopened Patricia McEldowney Field following recent renovations. Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, and Commissioner Victor Barrera among other officials joined residents and local youth to cut the ribbon on the refurbished park.

“We are happy to welcome everybody back to McEldowney Field,” Rodriguez said in a video put out by the town commemorating the reopening.

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Rodriguez touted the upgrades to the park, the highlight of which includes a new baseball and softball field. Two new mini-soccer fields are incorporated into the design, with of them being for toddlers.

“As you can see, we revamped the field,” Rodriguez said. “It is brand new for your children and your enjoyment.”

In addition to the field after which the park is named after seeing a makeover, the adjacent courts also got a facelift.

“We’ve got new tennis courts and new pickleball courts all for you guys,” Rodriguez said.

There were also additional lighting, security, and fencing components constructed at the park. Meanwhile, the skate park at McEldowney Field was refurbished and outfitted with modern features in 2021.

Rodriguez encouraged residents to take advantage of the upgraded amenities now available to the public. The park is located off of Boulevard East near 62nd Street, with two pedestrian walkways leading down to the amenities on the Palisades cliffs.

“Come on down and enjoy the new field,” Rodriguez said. “It is open and ready.”

The park’s reopening marks the completion of three-pronged parks plan including the renovation of Miller Stadium and Centennial Field as well as McEldowney Field. Meanwhile, the town is moving forward with several other park renovations, outside of recreational fields, with estimated completion for many projects estimated to occur in 2022 and 2023.

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