MAPLEWOOD MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY
Ensuring the legacy of our historic park and looking toward the future
The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy is a public-private partnership that assists the Township of Maplewood in caring for, restoring, and improving our historic local gem, Memorial Park, a twenty-five acre oasis in the center, and at the heart, of town, designed in the early twentieth century by Brinley and Holbrook and the Olmsted Brothers firm.
A popular community gathering space and home to events such as Maplewoodstock and the Fourth of July celebration, the park invites both passive and active recreation, with ballfields, courts, and an amphitheater, as well as a landscape designed in the picturesque style, with broad greenswards, copses of trees and shrubs, a pond, and rustic bridges over a channelized river.
The Conservancy develops long-term master plans, designs and oversees landscape projects, hosts engaging events, and seeks funding sources to ensure our beloved park continues to serve the many and varied needs of our community. For more about our initiatives and mission, see our About section.
Fall MMPC Bulletin!
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See past Bulletins HERE
Maplewood Garden Club partners with MMPC to plant native trees in the park
Our good friends at the Maplewood Garden Club were awarded a grant from the Garden Club of New Jersey to beautify the park with native trees, and we are delighted that they asked us to partner with them on this project. On Saturday, Oct. 14th, With the help of MGC members Bill and Kathy Kohlman, Victor, and Ellery, and Girl Scout Troop 20407, we planted some native understory trees, including large leaf magnolia, sassafras, bladdernut, and silverbell on the slopes near the Oakland Rd playground. MMPC member Mary S. and some munchkins we enlisted from the playground planted some pollinator-friendly ground cover. Thank you to our fabulous landscape designer Jennifer Ryan for leading us, designing the plan, and hauling all the trees to the site. And thanks to MGC and the Garden Club of New Jersey!
Missed the Annual Public Meeting?
Proposed Path and Landscaping Along Valley St. Get Rave Reviews
On Oct. 8. 2022, the Conservancy presented a full-scale mockup of a path and proposed landscaping along Oakland Rd. across from Valley Street between Oakview and Town Hall to garner public opinion…More
Join stalwart volunteers to remove invasive plants throughout the park each Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. till noon. Meet at the Skate House off Oakview Ave.
Trash Pandas Clean Park
on 4th Saturdays
Want to help keep the park clean and trash free? Join the Trash Panda Crew from 10:00 till 11:00 a.m. as they tackle park litter the fourth Saturday of every month. MMPC provides gloves, trash grabbers and bags. Meet at the Skate House off Oakview Ave. All ages are welcome.
Membership and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Or mail your contribution to Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy PO Box 1091 Maplewood, NJ 07040