NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A new park in Newark built on formerly toxic land has officially opened to the public.
At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.
“This park means for the first time in more than a century, Newark residents get down to the edge of the river,” Adrian Benepe with the Trust for Public Land told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.
The trust helped with fundraising and designing of the new park. A ribbon-cutting was held on Saturday.