Glenfield Park (New Jersey)

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Glenfield Park
TypePublic Park
LocationMontclair and Glen Ridge
Coordinates40°48′17″N 74°12′41″W / 40.80473°N 74.211273°W / 40.80473; -74.211273Coordinates: 40°48′17″N 74°12′41″W / 40.80473°N 74.211273°W / 40.80473; -74.211273
Area20 acres (81,000 m2)
Operated byEssex County
OpenAll year.

Glenfield Park is a county park in Montclair and a small part in Glen Ridge, both in Essex County, New Jersey. It has 19-acre (77,000 m2) in Montclair, and 1-acre (4,000 m2) in Glen Ridge.[1] It shares a name with the nearby Glenfield Middle School. Glenfield Park is part of the Essex County Park System.


In 1910, the land for the park was given by the township of Montclair to the Essex County Park system. The Park was then designed by the Olmsted Brothers, a famous landscape design firm.


Glenfield Park, from the Maple Avenue side, looks like a collection of athletic fields with paths and trees between. There is more however. Behind the Playgrounds, Baseball diamonds, and tennis courts there is a forest with tall trees and thick ground cover. Through it goes paved and unpaved trails, and also a stream, Toney's Brook. This area is home to much wildlife and is the only natural terrain of its caliber for miles around. The railroad is discreetly hidden behind the brook.

The area containing the brook, known as the Glen, is overgrown and is hard to navigate. There are a few small arch bridges which cross the brook and connect walking paths, but one has been cordoned off and closed due to its deterioration.


Glenfield Park is in southeastern Montclair, near the town line with Glen Ridge. It is Bordered in the south by Woodland Avenue, and in the West by Maple Avenue. On the East it is Bordered by NJ Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line. It's also bordered in the Northeast by Bloomfield Avenue, the main road in Montclair.


  • 2 basketball courts
  • 3 Tennis Courts
  • 2 softball/baseball diamonds
  • community center with game rooms, meeting rooms, craft rooms, kitchen, and restrooms
  • 2 children's playgrounds
  • footpaths
  • Football field
  • Event Gazebos
  • Fitness course
  • nature trail.
  • Grass Roots program[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Essex County Parks
  2. ^ List of parks "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 18, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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