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Phil Rizzuto Park, Union, Elizabeth, Hillside NJ

Phil Rizzuto Park is accessible at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Trotters Lane in Elizabeth NJ. Update- this park spans 3 cities; according to City of Elizabeth Website http://www.elizabethnj.org/parks_recreation.html :

“The County of Union also recently opened Phil Rizzuto Park on the borders of Elizabeth/Union/Hillside in honor of the New York Yankee Hall-of-Fame baseball player who lives nearby. The park is a 10.4-acre multi-use facility that also contains a “Boundless Playground” area, which allows children with disabilities to play along side their peers.”

In good condition physically, but lots of graffiti. I’ve been here twice and it was super crowded in the afternoon on a sunny day, especially with the fountain, (I put sprayground in the tags, but probably would be identified more as a fountain, see pic) that the kids enjoy alot!  Definitely more older kids here, chasing each other with plastic bottles filled from the fountain. I found it hard to keep my younger child away from the chaos when it was crowded, but he was ok.. I came back on a rather cloudy almost rainy day and it was almost empty. This is also a Boundless playground.

9 comments to Phil Rizzuto Park, Union, Elizabeth, Hillside NJ

  • ilona

    this park is in elizabeth not union.

  • admin

    Thanks ilona, after looking into it, I’ll have to change it to 3 cities, according to City of Elizabeth Website http://www.elizabethnj.org/parks_recreation.html :
    The County of Union also recently opened Phil Rizzuto Park on the borders of Elizabeth/Union/Hillside in honor of the New York Yankee Hall-of-Fame baseball player who lives nearby. The park is a 10.4-acre multi-use facility that also contains a “Boundless Playground” area, which allows children with disabilities to play along side their peers.

  • We tried to go there today and it was blocked off and under construction. The construction guy said it would be under construction for “a while” as they’re doing a lot of stuff to it.

  • Caliph

    What little league team plays there?

  • Caliph

    Little league football plays there. I want to sign my son up. Don’t have any info.

  • Chani

    I took my son there today. He loved it. As we were about to leave the fountain turned on. Where can I find the fountain schedule?

  • admin

    I don’t know if they have a schedule, but if they do, call the Union County Parks number, 908-527-4900, good luck!

  • Valerie Best

    Distance of walking( fitness trail) should be included in informatiom

  • jerseymom

    We only went once last year, so take this with a grain of salt! While the park was decent, I found it very hard to keep my littles from getting wet in the spray and then going immediately onto the playground equipment because it was right there. This made for a lot of slipping and sliding (not in a good way) and that mixed with a big crowd of varying ages made it not a great place for little ones. Just to keep in mind!

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