• Veronans Win Fishing Derbies

    Essex County held its annual fishing derby in Verona Park this week and there were several Veronans among the winners. Cole Reynolds, seen above with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Deputy Parks Director Kate...

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  • Verona Park Cleanup April 14

    The Verona Environmental Commission and the Verona Park Conservancy will be holding a cleanup of Verona Park and Verona Lake this Saturday, April 14. If you can help, you meet the organizers at 9 a.m. near the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Verona Park Lake Cleanup Postponed To April

    The Verona Park Conservancy and Sustainable Verona are postponing their planned cleanup of the lake in Verona Park until Saturday, April 14. The groups say the rescheduling was prompted by the recent storms, which have left the...

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  • Learn How We Got Our Parks

    The early 20th century was marked by Thomas Edison’s experiments, the proliferation of automobile travel, World War I–and the growth of the Essex County Parks system. You can learn what they all have in common this Wednesday...

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  • Skating Protest At Verona Park?

    We’ve got some cranky skaters in Verona today. Someone has very carefully altered the sign at the Lakeside entrance to Verona Park from reading “No Skating Today” to “No Skating EVER”. There has been no skating on...

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  • County Drops Parking Lot In Verona Park

    The Essex County liaison to the Verona Town Council announced at last night’s Council meeting that the County will not proceed with a plan to build a 52-spot parking lot inside Verona Park. The County unbundled the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • A Walk In The Park

    It was an exceptionally warm October day on Sunday. Feeling more like early September than late October. A beautiful day with sunshine coupled with leaves changing color. My family (three of us; my son, my husband and...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Council Asks County To Scrap Park Parking Lot

    The Verona Town Council has passed a resolution asking Essex County to abandon its plans to build a 52-space parking lot next to the tennis courts inside Verona Park. The County had unveiled its plans for the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • New Park Playground Claims Old Park Tree

    On Wednesday, Essex County unveiled plans for a new playground in Verona Park. On Friday, it began to take down one of the park’s oldest trees, a towering oak that was part of Verona Park’s original Olmstead...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • 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...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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