A soccer field in Riverbank Park
|Nearest city||Newark, New Jersey|
|Area||10.8 acres (4.4 ha)|
|Architectural style||Urban Park|
|NRHP Reference #||98000351|
|Added to NRHP||April 16, 1998|
|Designated NJRHP||October 29, 1999|
Riverbank Park, is in the Ironbound section of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The park was opened in 1907 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1998. The baseball fields are on the former location of the Balbach Smelting & Refining Company, one of the largest metal processing companies in the country, which closed in the 1920s. It is the smallest and one of the most heavily used parks in the Essex County Park System. In August 2011, plans were announced to expand the park along the Passaic River which opened in August 2012. A further extension of parkland along the river was announced in june 2016.
- Jackson Street Bridge
- Kearny Riverbank Park
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, New Jersey
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- "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 3. Retrieved April 13, 2010.
- "Riverbank Park, Newark". newarkhistory.com. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- "Gov. Chris Christie touts bipartisanship in Newark park project". nj.com. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- "Essex County opens Riverfront Park in Newark, a 30-year dream come true". nj.com. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
- construction begins Newark Star Ledger
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- "Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park | Inhabitat New York City". inhabitat.com. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
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