El Puma on stage outside Celia Cruz Park
Celia Cruz Star
Celia Cruz — La Guarachera de Cuba
Pedro Knight — Celia Cruz Park
Pauito D' Rivera — Celia Cruz Park

Celia Cruz Park
Union City N.J.

Celia Cruz Park, also known as Celia Cruz Plaza was founded in 2005 by Bryan P. Stack (Mayor of Union City), and Emilio Del Valle. Celia Cruz (1925-2003), known as the "Queen of Salsa", was one of the most successful Cuban performers of all time. Located at 31st Street and Bergenline Avenue, the Celia Cruz Park features a backlit photograph of the Queen. The park also features a distinct Walk of Fame consisting of 51 Stars which honor the likes of Tito Puente, Pedro Knight, La India, Cachao, Paquito D’ Rivera, Rafael Pineda, Jose Luis Rodriguez " El Puma", Lalo Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Jose Alberto "El Canario”, Gilberto Santa Rosa , Willy Chirino, Gilda Miros, Lucio Fernandez , Paco Navarro amongst other Latin stars and legends. attracting thousands of visitors each year. All who experience the park are honored to have seen it. A park named after a Latin Legend, Celia Cruz.


    31st Street and Bergenline Avenue
    Union City, NJ