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Branch Brook Park, New Jersey (Images of America Series)
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Branch Brook Park, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

by Kathleen P. Galop, Catharine Longendyck
 

Branch Brook Park, located in Newark, was America’s first county park. The park was established in 1895 as the cornerstone of the Essex County Park System. The vision for Branch Brook Park came in 1867, when Newark park commissioners retained Olmsted, Vaux, and
Company to identify a site for a park in the city. That vision matured into a reality that is

Overview


Branch Brook Park, located in Newark, was America’s first county park. The park was established in 1895 as the cornerstone of the Essex County Park System. The vision for Branch Brook Park came in 1867, when Newark park commissioners retained Olmsted, Vaux, and
Company to identify a site for a park in the city. That vision matured into a reality that is now, 140 years later, woven into the urban experience of Newark and its neighboring towns. The significance of
Branch Brook Park has been nationally recognized with its placement on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Home to the Newark Cherry Blossom Festival, organized long-distance runs and bicycle races, picnics, the Chrysanthemum Show, the New Jersey Symphony Under the Stars, boating on the lake, prom pictures, and sports activities from baseball to bocce to soccer and tennis, Branch Brook Park remains a constant source of great beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738550381
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,349,643
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Friends since high school, Kathleen P. Galop and Catharine Longendyck collaborated on this tribute to the park. Galop is an attorney and the author of the nomination placing the park on the national and state historic registers. Longendyck is a dedicated Newarker and retired corporate executive.

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