Newport Green – Jersey City
Jersey City’s Newport Green – Parks done right
Have you been over to the park in Jersey City called Newport Green? Just steps away via the waterfront path leading from Lackawanna Terminal, it’s a beautiful, well-maintained park that provides tons of amenities for nearby families.
Newport Green includes features like an elaborate water-park that puts any Hoboken effort to shame, lounging areas, outdoor ping-pong, free WiFi access, and even a fully functioning merry-go-round!
And as you can see from the signage – they are PROUD to boast that it was a private endeavor, and ZERO public funding was used. In other words – the local government kept their sloppy hands out of it. The result is a nice place that isn’t falling apart at the seams due to mismanagement.
You ever wonder why more parks aren’t privately maintained? Such as spots like on 11th Street, in which the Hoboken Island Association cares for. This area is well-kept because caring members of the community take pride in maintaining a beautiful neighborhood.
Description: Newport Green park along the waterfront, including 7500 sq. ft. of beach.
Address: 18th St. & Park Lane South, Jersey City, NJ 07310