Military Park

51 Park Pl.
Newark, NJ 07102
 973-900-5800
  • Overview

    Military Park is home to some of New Jersey's most famous monuments and historical points of interest. The triangular, six-acre city park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also planned Central Park.
    It served as a training ground for soldiers and became an encampment during George Washington's retreat from British forces across New Jersey in 1667. It was also the location of Thomas Edison's first useof electric lights in a public space.
    Today, Military Pak is an urban playground, recently revitalized, it now plays host to great concerts, farmers markets, a place for yoga and tai chi, you'll find a reading library, children's storytelling, ping pong, chess, outdoor movies and great eats.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

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      • New Jersey Symphony in Newark: Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
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      • Aaron Diehl Trio
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      • Jubilee – 30 Years of Mnozil Brass
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      •   Activities

        New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
        0.1 MI
        888-696-5722
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony in Newark: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
        Feb. 22-23, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Activities

        The New Jersey Historical Society Museum
        0.1 MI
        973-596-8500
        View >
      •   Lodging

        Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel
        0.1 MI
        973-622-1000
        View >
      •   Lodging

        TRYP by Wyndham
        0.1 MI
        973-642-7100
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony in Newark: Batman in Concert
        Mar. 2, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        SHEN YUN in Newark
        Apr. 25-28, 2024
        0.1 MI
        732-796-8927
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony in Newak: Epic Scores of John Williams and More!
        May. 30-31, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      View More +