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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Riverwalk Park

 
 
South Riverwalk Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. South Riverwalk Park Marker
Inscription.
Gifted to the City of Trenton and the Mercer County Parks Commission by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the successful efforts of the Route 29 Community Partnering Team.

Designer: Vollmer Associates, LLP
Contractor: PKF-Mark III, Inc.
Construction Manager: Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

2004
 
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 40° 11.86′ N, 74° 45.476′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lamberton Street and Lalor Street, on the left when traveling north on Lamberton Street. Click for map. This marker is at the main entrance to the park which covers Route 29. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ice, Brewing and Bottles (within shouting distance of this marker); Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Europeans at the Falls of the Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Quakers Lead the Settlement of West Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker);
Main Entrance to the Northern Section of South Riverwalk Park image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Main Entrance to the Northern Section of South Riverwalk Park
The West Jersey Proprietors Rule (within shouting distance of this marker); William Trent of Trentís Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Artifacts – Clubs to Prehistory (within shouting distance of this marker); Who, What and Where were Sanhickans? (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. South Riverwalk Park is divided into two sections by the ramp from Route 29 to Lalor Street. This marker is attached to the archway of the entrance to the northern section of the park. There are 2 other entrances to the northern part of the park, one off of Lamberton Street near Cliff Street and the other is from a lower level parking lot between the park and the Riverfront Stadium. There is another marker with exactly the same inscription at the top of the ramp at this entrance. The southern section of the park has three entrances, at Lalor Street, along Lamberton Street, and near Riverview Cemetery.
 
Regarding South Riverwalk Park. South Riverwalk Park stretches for 6.5 acres over a tunnel along the Delaware River.
Looking back through the Trenton Timeline and Arches image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. Looking back through the Trenton Timeline and Arches
A sculpture of dancing children can be seen in the foreground.
In addition to landscape beds lining brick pathways, the park contains play areas, public gathering spots under gazebos, and a number of historical markers that tell the story of this area. The southern portion of the park contains four subject markers with text and images mounded on stands. The northern section has a stand alone subject marker near the main entrance. A large plaza contains a timeline of Trenton history laid out in individual year markers of granite inlaid in the pathway. They are separated into eras by a series of five arches that appear to be of varying materials (Lashed Branches, Wooden Beams, Brick, Wrought Iron and Stainless Steel). Under each arch are four bronze subject markers related to that era. Proceeding north from the timeline and arches are four more subject markers with text and images mounded on stands.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRoads & Vehicles
 
Entrance to Northern Section of South Riverwalk Park near Cliff Street image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
4. Entrance to Northern Section of South Riverwalk Park near Cliff Street
Ramp Entrance to Northern Section of South Riverwalk Park image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
5. Ramp Entrance to Northern Section of South Riverwalk Park
South Riverwalk Park Marker at Ramp Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
6. South Riverwalk Park Marker at Ramp Entrance
South Riverwalk Park as seen from Parking Lot at Northern End image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
7. South Riverwalk Park as seen from Parking Lot at Northern End
Note the lights of the tunnel through which Route 29 runs.
Looking at Riverfront Stadium from South Riverwalk Park image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
8. Looking at Riverfront Stadium from South Riverwalk Park
Main Entrance to Southern Section of South Riverwalk Park at Lalor & Lamberton Streets image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
9. Main Entrance to Southern Section of South Riverwalk Park at Lalor & Lamberton Streets
Entrance to Southern Section of South Riverwalk Park Near Riverview Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
10. Entrance to Southern Section of South Riverwalk Park Near Riverview Cemetery
Southern Entrance to Tunnel under South Riverwalk Park image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
11. Southern Entrance to Tunnel under South Riverwalk Park
It can not be seen in this photo, but above the entrance are letters spelling out Historic Trenton.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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