Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Community, Sports

Riverfront Park is an Oasis!

BY Dinean

Riverfront Park is an Oasis!

Hey Newarkers,

I love Riverfront park! Since I moved to the Ironbound in March I’ve been surrounded by beautiful green spaces however, none are as gorge(ous) as the new Riverfront Park. The park opened this summer and has been home to my weekly walks, picnics, and random field hockey playing ever since. It’s Newark’s only park  on the waterfront and cost nearly 17 million dollars to complete. This space is great for families, adults, and pets. It includes a variety of amenities such as a basketball court, water features, and football field among others. Check out the pics below from my very first visit to the part this summer.

Kick back and enjoy the vast grass covered area or watch your kids play at one of the conveniently located benches.

Riverfront Park is pet friendly. It comes complete with poop scoop bags and disposals.


The field serves as the practice and game field for various Newark youth football teams as well as adult & youth soccer teams. Mayor Booker’s Chief of Staff, Modia Butler plays on a team here.

Grab a snack while you watch a game, walk your dog, or play with your kids. If you want water, the park is equipped with fountains.

Riverfront Park is located at 1-3 Brill Street in Newark. Free parking is available. It is also accessible via public transportation.

Live out your Wimbledon dreams on one of 4 tennis courts. Bring your own racket and balls though. In the summer though, tennis clinics are offered for youth.

Ride your bike to the park then lock it securely on the back rack or ride through the park as part of your daily routine.

The baseball field comes complete with a scoreboard to capture all of Newark’s local team’s wins.

In the summertime children can play in the park’s water sprinkler feature. On this day, the kids were having a blast.

The park is routinely patrolled by police and well lit. It is one of the city’s safe spaces.

Bring your friends, family, and teams out for a day at the ballpark. Fields are open to all and include dugouts and bleacher seats.

Visit Essex County Parks online and get the deets about Riverfront Park

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One Response to “Riverfront Park is an Oasis!”

  1. bob Says:

    This is the park my wife and bring our kid and we love it. Apparently the East end of the park that is connected to the project is already being looked at for expansion. The NHA is trying to sell it’s old ballfield and land that is North of the housing project to the County.


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