Friends of Andre Sayegh

Friends of Andre Sayegh

Parks and Recreation

Increasing Investment in Parks and Recreation

Friends of Andre Sayegh

A Parks & Open Space Vision for Paterson was developed in 2021. This project was funded by a grant to the City of Paterson, from the National Recreation & Parks Foundation (NRPA), through their 10-Minute Walk Campaign (a partnership of NRPA, The Trust for Public Land, and Urban Land Institute) and can be found here:

Public parks support economic growth, health, environmental protection, flood prevention, education, and community development. Upgrading our existing parks and adding new recreational facilities have been in the works for a few years now. We've renovated fields such as Buckley Park (Chamberlain Ave), Brandes Field (Marshall St), Putnam Oval (Lafayette Street), and Riverside Oval (River Street).

We have renovated two major parks to be inclusive of playgrounds. Both Roberto Clemente Park and Lou Costello Park incorporate ADA-complaint equipment for those with physical disabilities and equipment that promotes sensory play for those on the autism spectrum. We understand how vital our design decisions can be for physical, sensory, and developmental challenges users.

Renovating Hinchliff Stadium to restore one of the last remaining Negro League ballparks is Paterson's most ambitious project in decades. This project will include 7,800 seats, ground-up development of a 75-unit affordable senior housing building, a 315-spot parking garage, and a 12,000square-foot restaurant and event space that will pay homage to the trailblazers who called Hinchliffe home in its early days.

Our first outdoor Fitness Zone is now available at Pennington Park due to the generosity of St. Joseph's Hospital.

We are now securing grand funding for improvements at Eastside Park and a capital budget plan for Westside Park.