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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