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Graphic showing proposed development of the East Newark Riverfront Natural Resource Restoration Project (Credit: BASF)

East Newark Riverfront Park

June 7, 2022

Learn More About the New East Newark Riverfront Park and How to Have Your Voice Heard

The public is invited to learn more about a proposed new 5-acre riverfront park in East Newark, NJ and to provide comments on the  agreement describing the requirements for the park’s construction. 

If approved, BASF is expected to begin work on the park immediately, with the park opening expected in 2024. As part of a pollution settlement, BASF Corporation is funding the creation and will arrange for the long-term maintenance of the park. It will include wooded space, gardens, walkways, and riverfront access. In return, BASF will receive credit towards its alleged liability for two pollution sites--Diamond Alkali and to a lesser extent, Berry's Creek.

For more information, including how to provide public comments on the Interim Settlement Crediting Agreement please see this fact sheet: (EnglishSpanish and Portuguese versions.) The deadline for submitting written public comments is July 7, 2022. 

Learn more about the park, upcoming events, and the crediting agreement below. 

 
Attend an In-Person Open House: 

The public will have an in-person opportunity to learn more about the park and the Interim Crediting and Settlement Agreement.  BASF Corporation and government representatives will co-host an open house near the proposed project site to share more specific details of the park project plans and address comments and questions from the public.

  • Date: June 28, 2022
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm EST 
  • Location: East Newark Senior Center 37 President St., East Newark, New Jersey, 07029 
Press Release and Media Resources

Information from the June 15th Virtual Public Meeting

The public will had the opportunity to learn more about the park and the Interim Crediting and Settlement Agreement.  Representatives from NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Justice, and BASF Corporation presented an overview of the crediting agreement and the proposed park and held a question and answer session for meeting attendees.  

Information on the Riverside Park Restoration Project

Learn More About the Lower Passaic River and Berry's Creek Watershed

For more information please email: webmaster@darrp.noaa.gov 

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A black and white "before" image of the proposed park restoration site, showing an industrial area.