Thursday, June 27, 2019
James J. Braddock Park
9003 Bergenline Ave.
North Bergen, NJ
(Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held near the TENNIS COURTS)
All media and general public are welcome to attend a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of a new Fitness Station at James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen. Freeholder Anthony P. Vainieri, Jr., Chairman of the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders worked diligently with Janet Castro, Director of the North Bergen Health Department, members of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, Rotary District 7490 and the Hudson County Department of Parks and Community Services. They will be on hand for photographs and interviews following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A special public-private partnership will help keep local residents healthier with the addition of a new Fitness Station at James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen. The Fitness Station includes workout equipment for a wide variety of exercises, including a balance walk, overhead ladder, parallel bars, cardio walker, and benches for push-ups, sit-ups and leg presses to name a few. The Fitness Station was made possible thanks, in part, to funding from Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center and Rotary District 7490.
About James J. Braddock Park
With a land area of 167 acres, James J. Braddock Park is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson County’s parks. The park is home to the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and has an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. It offers an impressive array of forty-five various athletic facilities, as well as a variety of natural features.
The park, formerly known as North Hudson Park, was established in 1910. It was renamed to honor James J. Braddock, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1935 to 1937. A long-time resident of Hudson County, the boxer known as the “Cinderella Man” was an inspiration to the people of the area, especially during the Great Depression.
James J. Braddock Park offers an impressive array of lighted sports fields and courts including 21 tennis courts, three basketball courts, three bocce courts, handball courts, three football fields, six volleyball courts, a little league field, an exercise/cross country course, and an assortment of playground equipment in the children’s area. The park is also home to nature trails, picnic areas, and a dog run. Along the Palisades, the County maintains a natural wildlife sanctuary and bird viewing platform to experience local wildlife in the region as well as viewing the New York City skyline.