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Riverbank Park was planned under the the Essex County Park system by the Olmsted Brothers (John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., sons of Frederick Law Olmsted). Influenced by the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893, the city of…


Military Park is an obtuse triangular park that takes up 6 acres between Broad Street, Park Place, and Rector Street. It was originally named Middle Commons, and was first laid out by Robert Treat as a training ground, present on the first extant map…

Branch Brook Park opened in 1895 as the nation's first county park for public use under the newly formed Essex County Park Commission. Its layout is based on plans conceived in a report from the firm of Olmsted, Vaux and Company in 1867 (document…
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