Veterans Memorial Park


Veterans Memorial Park is built as a passive recreational area to be enjoyed by local residential and school communities as well as jurors, county employees and other visitors to the judicial complex.   It is a prime location for concerts during work hours in the spring.  The development of this park, on what was the site of a County parking deck, represents a significant grayfield-to-greenfield project.

Size:  2.7 Acres
West Market Street and Wickliffe Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Distinguishing Features
  • Armed Forces Memorial with flags and seals from seven branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air Force National Guard
  • Staff Sgt. Jorge Oliveira Plaza, named for first Essex County employee to lose their life in the Middle Eastern conflicts
  • Ornamental water fountain
  • Gazebo
  • Passive meadow
  • Walking paths