Parks In Downtown Jersey City

Dated: July 18 2016

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The up-and-coming area of Downtown Jersey City is made up of several neighborhoods and within those neighborhoods are numerous parks.  Each of these parks offers different amenities and features that are sure to be fun for the whole family!  To make your lives easier, we have compiled a list of parks within Downtown Jersey City that we highly encourage you visit!

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Village Park

Address: 384-388 1st Street 

After closing in 1984 after just ten years open, Village Park, located in the neighborhood of The Village lay desolate for over 30 years.  Recently, the VNA (Village Neighborhood Association), a non-profit corporation formed by Village residents, was determined to reinvent the Village Park site into a neighborhood amenity that will erase all civic scars and add to the Village’s ongoing rebirth.  The park’s reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred in late April!


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Van Vorst Park

Address: 257 Montgomery Street

Van Vorst Park, located in the neighborhood that shares its name, is a two-acre city park bounded by Barrow Street on the east, Montgomery Street on the north, Jersey Avenue on the west and York Street on the south. It contains a large gazebo at the center, two playgrounds, a splash park and a dog park. An iconic cast iron water fountain sits in the western quadrant of the park. The surface of the park primarily consists of grass and a paved walkway. In 2015 a Citi Bike station was added on Jersey Avenue.

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Hamilton Park

Address: 25 West Hamilton Place

Located in the neighborhood of Hamilton Park, Hamilton Park is a 5.4-acre park which includes a basketball court, tennis courts, children's playground, dog run and gazebo around which many events occur during the year including a Farmer's Market in the summer months.

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Enos Jones Park

Address: 237 Brunswick Street

Also located in the Hamilton Park neighborhood, this small public park offers standard amenities such as baseball fields & a playground.

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Newport Green Park

Address: 14th Street

People flock to Newport to enjoy its lush park, sandy beach and scenic walking path. Community activities attract residents and visitors alike, and regular seasonal events include movie nights, running races, beach parties and concerts, as well as a summertime carousel and wintertime ice rink.

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Liberty State Park

Address: Freedom Way

Liberty State Park is located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey, opposite Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The park opened in 1976 to coincide with America’s bicentennial.  Liberty State Park covers 1,212 acres.  A road called Freedom Way goes through the center and serves as a barrier between the area closed to the public, to its west, and the area that is open to the public, to its east. It has many bike paths, walkways, and fields.  

Another walkway, Liberty Walkway, stretches along the waterfront south to the Statue of Liberty overlook, bridging two coves along the way.  Halfway along Liberty Walkway is a bridge to Ellis Island, but only authorized vehicles are allowed. The southeastern corner of the park contains the Statue of Liberty overlook, picnic facilities, a playground, the U.S. Flag Plaza and Liberation Monument, the Public Administration Building, and a memorial to the Black Tom explosions. Picnicking and barbecuing facilities are also located at the southern end of the park.

The Liberty Science Center, located at the northwestern entrance to the park, is an interactive science museum and learning center. The center opened in 1993 as New Jersey's first major state science museum. It has science exhibits, the world's largest IMAX Dome theater, and numerous educational resources that are not only informative, but fun as well!

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