Playground – Scotch Plains NJ

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a playground “at the corner of Route 29 and Park Avenue” in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, 1936, near Diamond Hill Road. Two tennis courts and bocce courts were built. “Stone walls 16 inches thick have been constructed along each side of the brook, which runs through the playground.” A 25-by-35-foot stone shelter was constructed as well. The approximate location of the facilities is shown on the map below.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; October 1936 issue, page 30. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 13, 2015.

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Location Info


Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 40.654890, -74.403721

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