Dayton is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey in the city's east ward, named after Jonathan Dayton. The area is bounded on the north by Peddie Street (Thomas Baldwin Peddie), on the east by Newark Liberty International Airport, on the south by Elizabeth and on the west by Elizabeth Avenue. The main road through the neighborhood is Frelinghuysen Avenue, but it is surrounded by U.S. Route 1/9, Interstate 78 and U.S. Route 22. The neighborhood of Dayton encompasses all of Weequahic Park, the second largest Park in Newark. The park includes an 80-acre (320,000 m2) lake (the largest in Essex County), a golf course and an old racetrack now used for jogging. The park has gospel and jazz concerts at night. The park is bisected by US 22 and the larger, southern section of the park (including Weequahic Lake) is easily accessible to Dayton.
Years ago, the area of Dayton was also known for Twin City, a skating rink located on the Newark-Elizabeth border in the area of Virginia Street.
There is one train station in Dayton, Newark Airport Station on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line and the North Jersey Coast Line. The stop was built in 2001 to connect NJT's commuter lines and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor services with the AirTrain at Newark Airport. It opened four years after service was run between terminals on the AirTrain. The station is only a transfer station and not publicly accessible by any roads.