Newark Riverfront Revival (NRR), an initiative of the Newark Planning Office, aims to connect every Newarker to their river. Since 2008, NRR has built support for Newark’s riverfront by taking hundreds of people on a boat and walking tours, hosting dozens of outreach events, organizing design education programs for youth, and staging a City Hall exhibition.
Since 2012, NRR has worked with Essex County, the City of Newark, The Trust for Public Land, Ironbound Community Corporation, and other partners to build and program over 15 acres of riverfront parks, including a walking and biking trail, sports fields and courts, floating boat dock, riverfront boardwalk, playground and other settings for relaxation, picnics, exercise, and environmental education.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Planning Director & Chief Urban Designer Damon Rich
Newark Riverfront Revival Program Director Marcy DePina