With more than 45 parks, including splash pads, to choose from, you won’t ever feel cabin fever during your visit to Elizabeth, especially when you can spend an entire day at one. You may not get to all of the more than 200 acres of Warinanco Park before dark, but you’ll enjoy your day here nonetheless. Just a little over a mile west from Elizabeth’s city center, Warinanco is so large it spills over into neighboring Roselle.
Its size is what makes the opportunities for fun here endless. Spend a family day outdoors with a lunch spread on a blanket or at an outdoor picnic table. There’s plenty of tree cover to protect you and your family from the sun’s rays, even in the dead of summer. If you’re on a date, rent a rowboat at the lake with your sweetheart. Or maybe take a leisurely stroll solo in any one of the park’s nature trails. After all, Warinanco is one of the most picturesque parks here in town, and it’s by no accident. The park was designed by the same creative mind behind New York’s Central Park, Frederick Olmsted.
For those in search of a more active visit, Warinanco Park also features bike trails and an indoor ice skating rink as well as tennis courts, sports fields, and a splash pad.