from County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.:
County is a great place to live, work and play, and there
are many recreational opportunities available here. I am excited
to live here and am eager to let people know what our County
has to offer.
park system is the oldest in the country and our 17 parks
and five reservations provide a tranquil and peaceful setting
for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of our
busy streets. For those who seek more organized activities,
we have ice skating and roller skating rinks, a minor league
baseball stadium, a 15-acre zoo and three golf courses. Planned
for the future is a state-of-the-art Environmental Education
Center where children and adults will be able to learn about
the environment while interacting with nature. We also always
have ongoing improvements at all our park facilities.
invite you and your family to participate in the activities
Essex County offers and to visit our many recreation facilities.
Come for the morning or afternoon, or spend the whole day;
we have something every member of your family will enjoy.
Our admission fees are affordable and there are recreational
opportunities located throughout the County. Our venues are
easy to travel to, and safe and convenient parking is available
at each site.
encourage you and your family to "Experience Essex"
as you discover the treasures of our historic park system.
N. DiVincenzo, Jr.