Newark Receives Federal Grant To Complete Jessie Allen Park

Newark receives federal grant to complete Jessie Allen Park

Newark has received a $750,000 federal grant from the National Park Service to build the final phase of Jesse Allen Park in Newark’s Central Ward that will replace the existing baseball, football, and soccer fields with a synthetic three-season turf.  “The new facility will in turn enable future generations of Mia Hamms, Robinson Canos, and Tahir Whiteheads to begin their glorious athletic careers in this park. I thank the Trust for Public Land for their work in partnering with us to gain us this grant,” said Mayor Ras Baraka.
The eight-acre Jesse Allen Park is Newark’s second largest city-owned park, …

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