James Corner Riverfront Park



Contact: Impact Consulting, Cheryl McCants, 646-872-2377, cmccants@eimpactconsulting.com

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation Acting President Scott Blow Announce

James Corner Field Operations to Serve as Lead Designer Landscape Architect for Newark’s Riverfront Park

 Internationally Renowned Architect to Lead Design Efforts for Next Phases of Development Along the City’s Award-Winning Riverfront Park


WHO:              Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark

                      Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson, Dept. of Economic & Housing Development

                      Scott Blow, Acting President and CEO, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation

                    James Corner, Founder and Director James Corner Field Operations

                     Anthony Cucchi, State Director for The Trust for Public Land

                     Councilman August Amador, Newark’s East Ward

                     Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, Newark’s Central Ward


WHAT:            Designer landscape architect to be announced for Riverfront Park

                        James Corner projects include:

  • The High Line (New York City)
  • Santa Monica’s Tongva Park and Ken Gensler Square
  • The Race Street Pier (Philadelphia)
  • Freshkills Park (Staten Island)
  • MGM Mirage City Center (Las Vegas)
  • Shelby Farms Park (Memphis)
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (London)
  • Chicago’s Navy Pier
  • Qianhai Water City (China)
  • Seattle’s Central Waterfront
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront (Hong Kong)


                        Conceptual renderings will be available for display (hi res images available for media)

                        Introduction of Design Team Members: Newark-based, MBEs, DBEs and Jersey-based firms


WHEN:            Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1 p.m.


WHERE:           City Hall Press Room

                        920 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102



MEDIA NOTE: Media parking is available on nearby streets and lots




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