Paterson officials dedicate playground to Roberto Clemente on 50th anniversary of his death

The Roberto Clemente Park sits in the heart of Paterson near Market and Carroll Street.

News 12 Staff

Dec 30, 2022, 5:33 PM

Updated 563 days ago

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City of Paterson officials dedicated an inclusive playground to baseball legend Roberto Clemente on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Clemente was a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning an impressive list of accomplishments throughout his career including four National League batting titles, 12 Gold Gloves and two World Series championships. The athlete and philanthropist died at 38 years old delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Five decades later, Paterson officials honored Clemente’s memory with a park dedicated to him. The Roberto Clemente Park sits in the heart of Paterson near Market and Carroll Street. It features playground equipment that allows children with disabilities to play freely and safely.
“This is a proud moment not only for Paterson, but it’s a proud moment for the Unites States of America and a proud moment for Puerto Rico,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh.


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