Independence Park

Upcoming Events at Independence Park

Aug 6
The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, ...


Independence Park is found in the eastern section of Essex County, in an area of Newark known as the "Ironbound" or "Down Neck" section. Its 12.69 acres are bordered by Walnut Street on the north, Oliver Street on the south, and Adams & Van Buren Streets west and east. The Olmsted designed park serves the neighborhood with athletic fields, basketball courts, a playground and walking paths.

Size:  12.6 Acres
Van Buren Street and Walnut Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Distinguishing Features
  • Olmsted designed landscape
  • Senior Citizen Center
  • Playground
  • Softball fields
  • Bocce courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Soccer field
  • Hockey rink