Monthly Archives: March 2009

Newark Riverfront 3000 launch with Mayor Booker

Please join Mayor Cory Booker for the opening of the exhibition Newark Riverfront 3000, on view in City Hall’s Basement Rotunda in March and April 2009. A collaboration between Newark’s Division of Planning and Community Development, the East Ironbound Family Success Center, and the Ironbound Community Corporation the exhibition is the result of a 4-month project by students from East Side and Arts High Schools. The exhibition features documentation of the current state of the riverfront and visions of what might be there in the year 3000 in the form of models, drawings, and photographs.

The event will also announce the public consultation process for the design of Newark’s first riverfront park in partnership with the Trust for Public Land. Preliminary design ideas for the park are scheduled to be presented to the public on March 31 at City Hall.

A group of eight young people and mentors have begun work on a Vision Plan for the Passaic River called “Newark Riverfront 3000.” The group is currently undertaking field surveys, conducting interviews, and developing initial design concepts. Newark Riverfront 3000 will be unveiled at an exhibition at City Hall in Spring 2009.

Read the press release here.

Next public meeting is Tuesday, March 31: Come see ideas for Newark’s first Riverfront Park

Please join us as the Newark Riverfront Parks project team shares design options with the public for discussion.

Newark Riverfront Park Community Meeting
Tuesday March 31, 2008, 6:30-8:30 pm
Newark City Hall First Floor Rotunda
920 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Download the meeting flyer here.


Over 100 attend March 10 meeting on Newark Riverfront Parks

On March 10, 2009, over 100 people gathered in Newark City Hall to discuss plans for Newark’s first Riverfront Park.


You can download a PDF of the public presentation here (9 megabytes).

You can download a comment sheet to share your thoughts here.

Or a comment sheet in Spanish aqui.

Watch this space for news on the next Newark Riverfront Parks meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2009.


March 10: Help make Newark’s first Riverfront Park!

Friends of the Newark Riverfront,

As you may have heard in Mayor Booker’s State of the City speech, the City of Newark, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is embarking to create Newark’s first Riverfront Park along the Passaic River.

On March 10, at Newark City Hall, the design team will have its first public meeting to share preliminary thoughts on the project and gather knowledge and opinions from the public.

This is the first of many projects to come on Newark’s Passaic Riverfront, and we hope that a diverse group of Newarkers is willing to come to make this project the best it can be – a fantastic new public space for all Newarkers.

Newark Riverfront Park Community Meeting
Tuesday March 10, 2008, 6:30-8:30 pm
Newark City Hall First Floor Rotunda
920 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Download meeting flier
Reunión folleto en español