Newark Riverfront Park is Honored with an EPA Smart Growth Award!

We are honored and thrilled to be recognized by the EPA for Smart Growth Achievement Award!

This award is given annually for creative, sustainable initiatives that better protect the health and environment of our communities while strengthening local economies. The 2015 award is presented to projects in three categories: Plazas, Parks, and Public Places; Corridor or Neighborhood Revitalization; and Built Projects.

Our beloved Riverfront Park was honored in the Category: Plazas, Parks, and Public Places

Here is the mention listed below:

Riverfront Park fulfills a decades-long movement to reclaim the Passaic riverfront for the people of Newark, N.J. Situated on the cleaned-up site of a former metal smelting plant, the park provides Newark’s only public access to the river and outdoor recreational space for a neighborhood where the amount of green space dedicated for use as parks is far below the national average. The 19-acre park is the result of a public engagement process that included more than 6,000 people. It is expected to attract new economic development, particularly to downtown Newark, and will eventually be part of a string of riverfront parks and trails that will stretch for five miles.

Click this link for the full press release:

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/12eccfdf3cd762e685257ec2005f349b!OpenDocument

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and dedication in the creation of the park and to all that continue to support and promote our initiatives and events.

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