Riverbank Park

Newark Riverfront Revival Walking Tour App

Riverbank Park

Newark, New Jersey 07105, United States

Created By: Code for Newark

Point of Interest Details

  • At 10.77 acres, it is the smallest Essex County park
  • Franklin Murphy, who owned a varnish company, campaigned for open space for his workers
  • The landscape firm of Frederick Law Olmsted began design in 1907
  • Many years to move the last homeowner in the park
  • If it had not been for SPARK, and their large community support, this Park might have been a baseball stadium. In 199, (Former Councilman) consented to the Yankees’ announcer’s plan to build a baseball stadium for a minor league team. This did not fly over well with the residents, and SPARK went to work. After countless community meetings, letters to city, county, and state officials, and thousands of petition signatures, the plan to build the baseball stadium was thrown out. Instead, the city renovated Riverbank Park into what you see there.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Newark Riverfront Revival Walking Tour App


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