- Bayonne, NJ
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Swimming Pools
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to construct “a recreation field extending from 15th to 19th Sts. inclusive on Newark Bay front.” Additionally they constructed two comfort stations, walks, pathways and roadways; and undertook “filling, grading, and seeding the lowland park at 16th St.” The WPA also demolished an old park house at the park, constructed two baseball fields, and constructed a shower and wading pool for children; among other improvements.
G. Thomas DiDomenico Park is still in use today; modern facilities include: “restrooms, playgrounds, handball court, municipal pool, amphitheatre, boat launch, walking paths, benches, baseball/softball/soccer fields, basketball court, tennis courts and firing range and parking facilities.”
Source notesFinancial and Administrative Survey of Bayonne, 1940, Vol. 2.; Table 62 (page 419). Found at the Bayonne Public Library: Reference Room. https://www.bayonnenj.org/residents/bayonne-recreation/
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 5, 2015.
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