West New York officials cut ribbon on new water park as part of Miller Park improvements


West New York officials cut the ribbon on a new water park yesterday as park of the ongoing improvements at Miller Park. 

From left to right: West New York Commissioners Cosmo Cirillo, Margarita Guzman, Mayor Felix Roque, as well as Commissioner Sue Colacurcio and Gabriel Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Vision Media.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The 16,000-square-foot area showcases over 30 active play water-spraying features, including water cannons, waterslides, a rain tunnel, and a monsoon 40 gallon dumping bucket.

The facility is designed for children of all ages with overlapping splash pads and incorporates a 6,000-gallon recirculation system reduce the use of water.

“I am very thankful for the town and the Board of Commissioners for working together to bring this wonderful new splash park to West New York,” Mayor Felix Roque said in a statement.

“Our children and families deserve these types of amenities in the communities where they live.”

The opening for the new play area, which is dedicated to the children of West New York, marks the completion of phase one of the park’s renovation.

Phase two of the project will include the construction of a new playground, neighborhood garden, and dog park.

“This is part of our commitment to beautify the Town of West New York and our new splash park is an investment that will benefit everyone in the community,” added Commissioner Margarita Guzman.

“We are here for our children. Our Children are our future and we built this for them.”

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