This year’s Township Reorganization Meeting on January 1 was dedicated to the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy, with a Proclamation presented by Mayor Nancy Adams recognizing the important work our organization has done in restoring and maintaining our beloved park. We are so honored by this recognition and opportunity to recognize the public-private partnership between the Conservancy and the Township, which has resulted in so many improvements to the park since 2017, including the planting of over 650 shrubs and plants, and more than 200 trees.
The proclamation highlighted some of the projects designed by Jennifer Ryan and completed by the Conservancy, including the multi-phase Flagpole Hill restoration along Dunnell, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial redesign, the dedication plaque at the entrance to the park, and multiple restorations along the river and park borders.
Accepting the proclamation on behalf of the Conservancy Board, Chair Deborah Lyons thanked the Township Committee, especially our liaison Mayor Nancy Adams, and all the Township Departments that are supportive of the work. She also thanked the Historic Preservation Commission, the Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund, community partners including the Maplewood Garden Club, YouthNet, and the Park View Neighborhood Association, and the many volunteers and members. We are looking forward to another productive year ahead!