Newark Riverfront Revival (NRR), an initiative of the Newark Planning Office, aims to revive Newark’s riverfront to bring concrete benefits to the City of Newark and its residents. Since 2008, NRR has built support for Newark’s riverfront by taking hundreds of people on boat and walking tours, hosting outreach events, organizing design education programs for youth, and staging a City Hall exhibition. In 2012, in partnership with the County of Essex and the Trust for Public Land, Newark’s first segment of riverfront park opened to the public with over twelve acres of athletic fields, playgrounds, and walking paths. In coming months, a second park segment will be completed, containing a walking and biking trail, floating boat dock, riverfront boardwalk, and other settings for relaxation, picnics, exercise, and environmental education.
Mayor Cory A. Booker
Deputy Mayor Adam Zipkin
Chief Urban Designer Damon Rich
Riverfront Program Coordinator Chris Caceres
If you’d like to be added to the Newark’s River email list, please send a request to newarkriverfront [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thank you to our partners and supporters
Hackensack Riverkeeper (and the vessels “Edward Abbey”, piloted by Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan, and “Robert H. Boyle”, piloted by Capt. Hugh Carola)
Lower Passaic Watershed Alliance
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