Military Park


Military Park



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 of Newark from 1667. It consists of various monuments including "Wars of America" by Gutzon Borglum.





Condition History

In 1960, an underground parking garage was added and as a result some statues were re-positioned and various kiosks were added. From 2013-2014 the park was renovated by Biederman Redevelopment Ventures.


"History of the Park.", Accessed 16 December 2016.

National Register of Historic Places, Military Park Commons Historic District, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, National Register #04000649.

Nix, Naomi. "Military Park opens with music, politicians' praise.", 13 June 2014, Accessed 16 December 2016.


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Item: Panoramic view #4 of Newark, N.J. References This Item
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