Riverbank Park


Riverbank Park is over 100 years old. It was designed by the Olmsted brothers firm, as part of the country’s oldest park system, Essex County Parks. Mr. Murphy of the Murphy Varnish Company, located on McWhorter and Chestnut St. in Ironbound, wanted a place for workers from his factory to relax. He was a member of the Essex County Parks Commission, and of the City Beautiful movement. He worked for a park in the Ironbound, along the river. Mr. Murphy later became Governor of New Jersey. Murphy Varnish still stands, and is listed in the National Register. Riverbank Park was added to the National Register through SPARK’s effort, in 1998. (Read More at Riverbankpark.org)

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Market Street and VanBuren Street Newark, NJ 07105
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