Playground – Palmyra NJ


The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a playground / recreational center in Palmyra, New Jersey ca. 1936. The exact location or status of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 16. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2015.

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Palmyra, NJ

Location notes: General location marker for Palmyra

Coordinates: 40.007, -75.028

One comment on “Playground – Palmyra NJ

  1. Robert Cooper

    In all likelihood, this is the park bounded by Broad Street, Spring Garden Street, Walnut Street, and Park Avenue. The baseball field there is now named Lena Blackbourne Memorial Field, after the major league player and coach who discovered the rubbing mud now used by all teams. The mud can be found at a location in Palmyra, known only to the persons who package the mud every year for major league baseball. My father told me that the WPA did help clear the area at the park where streets were laid out for future development.

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