The Division of Architecture oversees City owned Parks and Municipal Building construction projects. Project design, procurement, public bidding, construction documentation and project management of various City projects have included; Municipal Services Complex (LEED Platinum), New West District Police Precinct (LEED), Lafayette Pool Complex, Engine 22 Historic Façade Restoration, Hamilton Park Rehabilitation, Riverview Park as well as involvement with various Historic Sites such as the Van Wagenen House, informally known as The Apple Tree House, a National Historic Landmark located at 298 Academy Street in Jersey City, the Loew’s Theater and Reservoir 3 (adjacent to Pershing Field).

Other Architecture responsibilities include providing assistance to the Administrative and City Departmental Offices, Police and Fire facilities.

Leonard Gordon Park

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After a positive collaboration period with local neighborhood and park associations and residents, the City of Jersey City is beginning Phase 1 of the Leonard Gordon Park improvements.

Site Safety improvements at the park will begin the week of October 23, 2023 for a duration of approximately 10 months, weather conditions allowing. Work will occur weekdays from 8AM - 5PM

During this time, the park will be closed to the public at all hours in order to maintain a safe construction site.

The goal of Phase 1 is to enhance park user accessibility through:

  • A new ADA path network
  • ADA ramps
  • New lighting
  • New trees to be planted throughout the park
  • Green infrastructure will be installed to mitigate flooding.

This work will require demolition activities to upgrade the existing park elements. Any trees that will require pruning or removal will be done with advice from the Jersey City Shade Tree Commission and the Jersey City Forester.

Upon completion of construction, the park will be reopened for the community to enjoy.

If you have questions or concerns during the construction, please contact the Division of Architecture at 201-547-5900.

Contact Info

  • Brian Weller, Director L.L.A., ASLA
    Chief Landscape Architect
    13-15 Linden Ave. East
    Jersey City NJ 07305
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