• Learn About The New Verona Park Playground

    On Wednesday, October 4, County Executive DiVincenzo will announce that two projects totaling $2 million will be undertaken to modernize the playground and tennis courts in Verona Park and create additional parking. The improvements are part of...

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  • Volunteers Needed For April 1 Trail Cleanup

    The Verona and Cedar Grove environmental commissions are teaming up with Essex County Parks to clean up the West Essex Rail Trail on Saturday, April 1. The clean-up will focus on the 1.3 mile section of the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Deer Hunt Returns To Hilltop January 31

    Essex County will hold its tenth deer management program in county parks in January and February. The program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer, begins on January 17 and...

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  • HBW Student Wins County Photo Contest

    Katie Hunt, who attends H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, has taken first place in the Youth category of the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the winners on Saturday, September...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Deer Hunt Results Tallied

    Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced yesterday that 154 deer were culled from Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation during the county’s deer management program this winter. The county began the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Essex County Parks Photography Contest

    Essex County is once again holding its Essex County parks photography contest, and if you want your photos in it, you’ve got to submit them by Wednesday, September 17. The contest has a category for adults (18...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Veronan Wins County Pet Costume Contest

    Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) congratulates Gina Wienman from Verona and her pet Walter, who dressed as Oscar the Grouch, for winning first place in the Most Creative Costume Category at the Essex County...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • County Rebuilds, Reopens Aerial Obstacle Course

    In September 2011, Essex County unveiled a $3.2 million aerial obstacle attraction at the South Mountain Reservation known as the Treetop Adventure Course. In September 2012, Mother Nature had other plans for the project: Hurricane Sandy swept...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Summer Concerts In Essex County

    Essex County has announced its schedule of free concert at county parks. This year’s series features two concert and fireworks spectaculars, the South Orange International Blues Festival and Brookdale Park concerts being returned to Friday nights. The...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Write About Verona Park And Win

    Last year, Skyler Spinelli of Verona received first place in the annual Essex County essay contest for her piece about Verona Park. If you’re in fourth or seventh grade this year, it’s your turn to try. The...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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