Playgrounds

A dire need for outdoor play space
Did you know that fewer than 50 percent of the children in Newark, the state's largest city live within walking distance of a safe park or playground? By engaging all segments of the community, The... Read more

Mildred Helms Park is the only community open space in its Newark, NJ neighborhood of Clinton Hill. But parents and teachers at adjacent Clinton Avenue Elementary School have long been afraid to let children play in the dilapidated and dangerous park.... Read more

In the 1970s, community activists from Newark's Central Ward demanded green space for their community, which had no significant park to call its own. Eventually, land was designated for a park to be named after Nat Turner, leader of a 19th-century slave... Read more

Surf, snow and—concrete? Sunny beaches and fresh powder are often out of reach for many city dwellers, but Newark's new Jesse Allen Park may just turn "bored" athletes into "board" athletes (... Read more

In April of 2001, Voorhees Township, acquired a 49-acre former asphalt plant with plans to turn the majority of the property into an expansive "great lawn" for public use. The site, which also contains the headwaters of the Cooper River and a 12-acre... Read more

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