Most Beautiful Park in Fair Lawn [Poll]

Select what Fair Lawn park you think is most attractive.

Fair Lawn’s “rank order specialist” Cornell Christianson took photos of his 14 parks around town and showed the photos to a panel of "experts" who determined the seven finalists.

Now it’s your turn to pick the most beautiful park.

Honorable Mentions go to these parks: , , , , , (Fair Lawn side off Saddle River Road) and .

The seven finalists in alphabetical order:

1) (Berdan Ave)

2) /

3) (Fair Lawn Ave)

4) Henderson Park (Henderson Blvd)

5) /

6) Radburn A Park

7) Radburn B Park

Voting will run until Friday at 5 p.m.


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Jane Lyle Diepeveen September 18, 2012 at 05:41 PM
We should ask a Radburn Trustee, but I was told that since many of the park walks were dedicated to the Borough, they are free to everyone, but the walks only. However, since a street can be kept private only if it is closed off once a year, maybe this applies to parks also. I am not a lawyer. It was not Radburn residents who agreed to sell Daly Field, but the Board of Trustees, so why is Jen mad at us? About half of the residents opposed the agreement, many still do. Daly Field was aquired by Radburn when the community lost Plaza Field, across from the Plaza Bldg. Plaza Field was used for baseball, football and other activities. Daly Field property was originally planned for industry, never for housing (look at the original plans). It was named for Charley Daly, who was in charge of keeping up our parks.
Stuart Pace September 18, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Jane, I had no idea Emmerich was related to the Emerizys? Wow. Thanks for that info. The Emerizys were very good friends of ours and with Jeans death a few years ago, it left me as the longest residing person on my block. Which did not make me happy. LOL.
Tommy P September 18, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Most of the books in the library are works of fiction and not all are labeled that way.
Deleted because of harassment September 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Jane: You know me - I'm the person that helped you researched the old train station photograph that turned out to belong to a university that wanted way too much money for you to use it in the book, and passed along a whole bunch of old photos I had. Henry Wright never lived in Radburn, unless he kept an apartment for a short time. But the reason he never got involved in the "war effort"? He died in 1936 of a sudden heart attack, with absolutely no warning. Stein described it in his papers as one of the most devestating loses in his life, and blamed it on the stress of dealing with the financial failures at Radburn and Sunnyside.
es November 17, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Interesting back-and-forth here. Sorry I missed it earlier, I must have been busy that week. I'm not sure that @Jen had any nefarious purpose, other than a snippet of history that wasn't referenced properly. The eventual deal with Daly Field was that pieces of the property owned and contracted by Radburn were still being disposed of in court up to the war years, and Plaza Field (the Grand Union site) was "traded" for Daly Field. Guess which side got the better end of that bargain? Archery was purchased for $100 and deed-restricted for recreation. Stein did consult with Rex Tugwell, a Columbia professor who led the Resettlement Administration for FDR and built the three Greenbelt towns - Greenbelt MD, Greenhills OH and Greendale WI. (A fourth, Jersey Homesteads, now Roosevelt NJ, followed a similar plan but was not fully developed.) Perhaps that was the source of Jen's original reference. es, rca pres-elect


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