River Bank Park

Ironbound - Bounded by Market, Somme, Passaic Avenue & Ferguson Streets


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Official River Bank Park Web Site

Newspaper Articles

January 21, 1906 - To Introduce a Bill for Riverside Park
May 10, 1909 - Women Recluse Besieged in Home
September 26, 1909 - Will Soon Begin Work on Riverbank Park
September 27, 1909 - Recluse Driven from Home At Last
October 10, 1909 - Will Start to Dismantle Ward House on Thursday
October 31, 1909 - Miss Anna C. Ward's Old Home Yielding to the Wreckers

From: "Newark, the City of Industry" Published by the Newark Board of Trade 1912

Not far from East Side Park is Riverbank Park. This property was acquired in response to a demand from citizens in that section of the city, and in obedience to an act of the legislature in 1906, which was subsequently endorsed by the voters of the county. This tract contains 5.75 acres. Its development has not yet been completed, but in a general way it will conform to the plan of East Side Park with the play ground feature elaborated.