2016 Merit Award


Newark Riverfront Park

Landscape Architect:

Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture


Project Team:

About the Project:

Newark Riverfront Park is located in the Ironbound section of Newark, a vibrant Portuguese working class community with a population of 50,000 but only two parks. The Park provides opportunities for strolling along the esplanade or one of the adjacent meandering paths through lush plantings with views of the river and downtown skyline. The Park hosts multi-cultural celebrations as well as places for quiet reflection and meditation. Newark Riverfront Park reflects true diversity, represented by the visitors it serves and its broad range of activities.