Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park is one of the most spectacular parks in the state, with a stunning environment of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

Liberty State Park, a lush green sanctuary in the middle of Metropolitan northern New Jersey, provides a gateway to the region’s diverse natural, cultural, and historical attractions.

At the park’s north end stands the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (CRRNJ), a stately backdrop for most of New Jersey’s transportation history in the northeast. Liberty Walk, a two-mile promenade connecting two picnic and playground areas, the Nature Center and the CRRNJ Terminal, offers visitors a panoramic view of the Hudson River. A welcoming setting for all kinds of activities is provided by vast open fields, kilometers of paths, and outdoor performance space. The park’s northern half is occupied by the freshly enlarged, state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center. At the same time, the western end is dominated by the Liberty Landing Marina, eateries, and the NJ Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial. Click for more info.

Liberty State Park is the only site in New Jersey with ferry transportation to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It is located directly on the Hudson River.

Liberty State Park (LSP) is a park in Jersey City, New Jersey, located on Upper New York Bay, right across from Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry operates and maintains the park, which was opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial festivities. 1,212acres make up Liberty State Park (490 ha). Water encircles the park on three sides: the Morris Canal Big Basin on the north, Upper New York Bay on the south, and the Morris Canal Big Basin on the east. Its western boundary is defined by the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay Extension (I-78). Discover more about Jersey City.

Communipaw Cove is one of the Hudson River Estuary’s few tidal salt marshes, a part of a 36-acre (15-hectare) state natural area in the park. Michael Graves designed the Interpretive Center, which is part of the preserve. The Interior Natural Area, located to the west, is off-limits to the public and is permitted to heal from environmental harm via natural processes. Beginning in 2023, a substantial portion of the park’s core will be developed, which has been underutilized owing to pollution. Call (201) 915-3403 for more information.