The Ripken Foundation is Breaking Ground on a New Youth Development Park

Oct 12, 2023

In October, the Ripken Foundation will break ground on the new McWane Field at Walters Park in Phillipsburg, NJ, in partnership with McWane Ductile. The field will become a hub for youth sports and community engagement in Phillipsburg, providing youth in and around the community with a clean and safe place to learn and play.

"Over the years we have seen firsthand the impact that our Youth Development Parks have on the communities they serve, and we are excited to see this one come to life for the youth of Phillipsburg," said Cal Ripken, Jr. Mayor Todd Tersigni echoed this excitement, stating, "Recreation continues to skyrocket. We are so excited for our entire community for everyone to enjoy. The only community in New Jersey to have such a facility. Our youth will have a state-of-the-art facility for many years to come. Working together brings great results."

Read more about this new Park in an article by Tapinto Phillipsburg here. To learn more about our Youth Development Park Initiative, click here.