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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.


New Fall MMPC Bulletin!
Read it HERE.

See past Bulletins HERE

Maplewood Garden Club to partner with MMPC to plant native trees in the park

Our good friends at the Maplewood Garden Club have been awarded a grant from the Garden Club of New Jersey to beautify the park with native trees, and we are delighted that they have asked us to join them in this project. On Saturday, Oct. 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we will be planting the area around the playground at Oakland and Valley with interesting native species to provide shade and beauty. Come and see that great work!

Missed the Annual Public Meeting?

Read Deborah Lyon’s detailed presentation on our 2022 accomplishments and future plans for the park.

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


MMPC Events Calendar

Weeding Wednesdays

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