The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook several improvements at what was then known as Chancellor Playground (and today known as Garden State Chancellor Park) beginning in 1936. The large-scale project involved “replacing two bridges washed away by storms, building new bleachers, regrading [baseball] diamond, etc. Cost of this work is figured as $25,693.90, WPA supplying $22,391.50.” (Herald)
"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 6. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room. "WPA to Spent $34,000 Here, Plant 700 Trees, Improve Playground"; Herald, Irvington, NJ, June 26, 1936.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 8, 2015.
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