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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        973-589-4767
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        0.6 MI
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        0.8 MI
        862-872-3448
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        4.4 MI
        908-527-1600
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        4.5 MI
        908-469-8088
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        5.1 MI
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    •  Lodging

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        0.1 MI
        973-622-1000
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        973-642-7100
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        0.4 MI
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        0.4 MI
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        1.1 MI
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    •  Activities

      • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
        0.1 MI
        888-696-5722
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      • The New Jersey Historical Society Museum
        0.1 MI
        973-596-8500
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      • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
        0.1 MI
        973-624-3713
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        0.3 MI
        973-596-6550
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    •  Events

      • New Jersey Symphony: Baahubali: The Beginning Live in Concert
        Jul. 27, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Classical Favorites: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and More!
        Aug. 15, 2024
        0.1 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony: The Godfather Live in Concert
        Aug. 16, 2024
        0.1 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene with Renée Fleming
        Oct. 6, 2024
        0.1 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony: The Muppet Christmas Carol
        Dec. 7, 2024
        0.1 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Lunar New Year Celebration with Xian Zhang
        Jan. 25, 2025
        0.1 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Warner Bros. Discovery presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
        Feb. 15, 2025
        0.1 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
        Apr. 12, 2025
        0.1 MI
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      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
        Apr. 12, 2025
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Activities

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

        New Jersey Symphony: Warner Bros. Discovery presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
        Feb. 15, 2025
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Lunar New Year Celebration with Xian Zhang
        Jan. 25, 2025
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: The Muppet Christmas Carol
        Dec. 7, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Voice of Nature: the Anthropocene with Renée Fleming
        Oct. 6, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: The Godfather Live in Concert
        Aug. 16, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony: Classical Favorites: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and More!
        Aug. 15, 2024
        0.1 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      View More +