Jersey City Waterfront Parks Conservancy

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The Jersey City Waterfront Parks Conservancy has developed a "Connect the Parks" Conceptual Master Plan to promote the potential for the parcels of parkland surrounding the Little Morris Canal Basin at the foots of Hudson and Washington Street, and to ultimately create one contiguous waterfront park

Currently, the separate parcels of parkland are in a state of disrepair, eroding at a rapid pace or, in some cases, not available to the public. The Conceptual Master Plan calls for linking the Northeastern shore of the basin with the end of the basin peninsula with an “Infinity Bridge.” This connection of the two major parcels of parkland will result in a continuous walkway from Exchange Place to the Liberty Harbor Marina area. The plan also includes gardens, a slide mound, swings, water features and a dog run.

To promote nature and interaction with the natural world, a floating aquatic vegetative island promoting aquatic life, a wet meadow and several points of access to the waters edge are also featured in the plan. In place of the corrugated steel bulkheading used to the north and south of the park, this Conceptual Master Plan incorporates a cost effective, visually appealing and less obtrusive means of erosion control, via a natural protection system.

Finally, two pavilions will provide family gathering areas, seating, a comfort station and a venue for events such as concerts or puppet shows. This Master Plan was made possible first and foremost by community donations and supplemented by corporate sponsorship from LibertyHealth, ERA Avalon Realty, and Light Horse Tavern. Many other companies and individuals provided in-kind donations. The Conservancy thanks all individuals and companies for their generous support.

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