Harrison Park Square is located in the Central Ward of Newark, New Jersey. This is an urban neighborhood known as Springfield/ Belmont that is primarily African American.
According to Wikitravel “The Central Ward has roughly 55,000 residents and it’s home to many historic sites, including the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Krueger mansion, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Eberhardt Hall, which is now part of the NJIT campus.”
The ward hosts exceptional colleges and universities including Berkeley College, NJIT, Rutgers (UMDNJ), Essex County College, and Seton Hall University School of Law.
There is a park with a playground and walking path for residents and park visitors to utilize at their leisure.
Essex County of Senior Services has been a great resource by providing income-eligible vouchers to use at Farmers Markets and transportation to and from.
Newark Office of Senior Services also provides opportunities for registered seniors to partake on trips and outings and transportation.
Harrison Park Square Residents Akosua Oppong, Al-Nissa Bamberger and Benjamin Johnson
Elected officials are Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Councilwoman LaMonica Mel ver and served by State Assemblymember Shanique Speight, Senator Teresa M. Ruiz, and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr and Senators Robert Melendez and Cory Booker.
Join our partners in supporting us
Our team continuously strives to make Harrison Park Square an inclusive, supportive living space. We would like an intern or dedicated volunteer to help during the summer and with the Out of School Time program. We would also like to have a community tablet and color printer to bring some color to our postings and community rooms. Can you help us achieve this goal?