Ellsworth Park

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Located at between 24th & 25th streets along Palisade Ave, this park was renovated in 1997 in association with the New Jersey Green Acres program, Ellsworth Park provides not only a scenic respite for its neighbors and visitors, but a history lesson in the changing face of Hudson County.  One of the more "monumented" parks in the county, nearly every corner of this picturesque park offers a window in Union City's past with its many dedicatory statues.  War memorials dating back to before WWI to busts of leading citizens and popular figures dot this small park.  See below for a few of these unique monuments.

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Coriolanus in Union City - 2004

Much ado about summer entertainment City holds its first Shakespeare in the Park series

A view from the staging area of the length of the park. 


Above left, a large memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers of WWI.  Above right, a memorial to soldiers who died in the civil war.


Above left, a memorial, showing the rich diversity of Union City, dedicated to Eugenio de Hostos y Bonilla, a Puerto Rican born journalist and philosopher that strove for Puerto Rican independence during the 19th century.  Above right, a plaque commemorating the rededication of the park. 

A view of our staging area, audience perspective.

Getting to Ellsworth Park

From NYC Bus:  From Port Authority, go to the 8th AVE & 42nd ST and take the Bergenline Ave van.  This passenger van will take you through the Lincoln Tunnel and ask the driver to let you off at the Union City Post Office, 30th ST & Palisade Ave.  From this corner walk down 5 blocks to 25th &Palisade into the park.

From NYC Driving:  Take the LINCOLN TUNNEL.  Merge onto I-495 W.  Take the PARK AVE exit toward UNION CITY.  Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.  Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N MARGINAL HWY.  Stay straight to go onto CANTELLO ST.  CANTELLO ST becomes 31ST ST.  Turn LEFT onto PALISADE AVE.  NOTE:  Parking around Ellsworth Park can be a task.  Street parking is available on side streets but usually not around the park.  We suggest allowing extra time to find parking around the area.  Along Palisade AVE, which is a major thoroughfare, is the best bet.

From NJ RT-3:   Merge onto NJ-3 E via to I-495 E toward LINCOLN TUNNEL/KENNEDY BLVD.  Take the exit toward KENNEDY BLVD.  Stay straight to go onto 30TH ST.  Turn RIGHT onto PALISADE AVE.  Proceed then to 25th ST.

From NJ Turnpike NorthTake the RT-3 exit- exit number 16E- toward LINCOLN TUNNEL.  Merge onto I-495 E.  Take the exit toward KENNEDY BLVD.  Stay straight to go onto 30TH ST.  Turn RIGHT onto PALISADE AVE.  Proceed down to 25th St.

For further directions, please consult mapquest.com


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