Green Brook Park – Plainfield NJ

Description

Multiple New Deal agencies worked to develop Green Brook Park in Plainfield, New Jersey beginning in 1933. The project involved the construction of a 1.55-acre artificial lake (which could be converted into an ice skating rink during the winter); the stocking of said lake with fish; the building of a footbridge across the brook; grass seeding; small dams to create modest waterfalls along the brook; paths around the lake and through the park; construction of a baseball diamond; and the planting of more than 2,000 trees, shrubs, and other plants.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; July 1936 issue, page 7. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 8, 2015.

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Location Info


Green Brook Park
Plainfield, NJ

Coordinates: 40.609698, -74.438853

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