Feaster and Pittman Parks
Trust for Public Land teamed up with the City of New Brunswick, Catholic Charities USA, and the Dioceses of Metuchen to transform Feaster Park into the community amenity it once was—and to intentionally fold Pittman Park into the city’s park system. The city tapped Trust for Public Land to lead this project because we respect and nurture a community’s ability to reimagine itself. Our participatory design process invited the whole community—from students and teachers to neighbors and other local groups—to weigh in on the space they wanted.
The result? We’re reimagining Feaster and Pittman Parks as spaces featuring custom play areas, athletic courts, plenty of room to run around, performance areas, and useful features for neighbors of every age, such as shaded seating. When neighborhoods unite to design their schoolyards, they create places that reflect what’s important to the whole community, where everyone feels welcome.