Public Invited to Celebrate Official Reopening of War Memorial Park on July 19
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (July 15, 2021) - Following a nearly 7-month renovation, War Memorial Park is set to reopen to the public. A free celebration is planned at the park for Monday, July 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. to mark the official reopening. Attendees will enjoy art displays, music, food, a veterans’ ceremony and more. All are welcome!
Several improvements have been made to the park, which was built in 2000 on a site nestled between French Street and Jersey Avenue that once housed an automobile dealership. The enhancements include:
● A flattening of the park’s previously hilly terrain, allowing for easier pedestrian access and making the park space more accessible for handicapped individuals;
● A complete cleaning and restoration of the existing monument, including a beautification of the historic signage honoring those lost in combat;
● The deployment of large cement planters to accent and complement the park’s new landscaping;
● The installation of decorative aluminum fencing around most of the perimeter of the park;
● The erecting of a new flagpole and a spotlight to continuously illuminate the American flag;
● Adding custom planters to the existing structure surrounding the Gold Star Mothers Clock Monument located at the northernmost end of the park.
“New Brunswick takes great pride in its public parks,” says Mayor Jim Cahill. “These renovations to War Memorial Park continue our ongoing park development and improvement efforts so our residents can continue to enjoy safe, clean and modern park spaces for generations.”
To enhance pedestrian safety in and around the area of the park, a partial closure of Baldwin Street between French Street and Jersey Avenue is in effect.
Parking spaces, including handicapped parking for park patrons and for the businesses on Baldwin Street will remain available.
The rain date for the event is Tuesday July 27.