Mayor Dennis Collins Park
1st Avenue, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey

located at southern tip of Hudson County on the Kill Van Kull between Hudson County and Staten Island.


New Jersey Turnpike south to 14A; pick up Route 440; pick up 440 sough on the right; left turn for 440 South; get off at the last exit in New Jersey before the  Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island; turn left onto Avenue A; head down to first street and take the left; go under the Bayonne Bridge and the park will be on the right.


To locals the park is known as 1st Street Park.

The plaque to honor the Mayor (across from Avenue C) is dated June 23, 1990. 

As far as I can see, this park is the same as the Kill Van Kull Park. 


Here's what we saw heading west to east on First Avenue. 

Tennis courts, ball field, sign for Mayor Dennis P. Collins Park, lawn Vietnam Memorial, ball field, basketball court, playground, tennis court, lawn, Korean War Memorial, lawn, benches, playground, bocci ball courts?, restrooms and the end at Brady's Dock.

Views of Staten Islands.


The first segment of the Bayonne Walkway extends from the Bayonne Bridge along the south end of the municipality through Kill Van Kull Park, Gorman Field and Mayor Dennis Collins Park.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Pinus thunbergii (Japanese black pine)  planted
Platanus x hybrida (London plane) -- lots of it planted
Prunus sp. (black cherry)
Prunus sp. (crab apple)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)\

Baccharis halimifolia (groundsel bush)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Rhododendron maximum (rosebay rhododendron)
Rhododendron sp. (azalea)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Spiraea sp. (spiraea)
Taxus sp. (yew)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Oenothera biennis (common evening-primrose)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)
Trifolium spp. (clover)

Eleusine indica (zipper grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)