County partners with NY/NJ Trail Conference to enhance Lenape Trail route markings

County partners with NY/NJ Trail Conference to enhance Lenape Trail route markings

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, announced that 33 new bollards were being installed throughout Essex County to enhance the route markings for the Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail that connects 18 parks and 11 municipalities.  Cutting a ceremonial ribbon in front of one of the new […]

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

Anglers impress at Branch Brook Park fishing derby

Anglers impress at Branch Brook Park fishing derby

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Parks Department employee Kahron Smothers, left, and Director Dan Salvante, right, congratulate Charles Tolson, second from left, of Irvington, and Cole Reynolds, of Verona, for catching the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Branch Brook Park on Sunday, June 5. They both caught […]

First fish honors go to Irvington youth at fishing derby

First fish honors go to Irvington youth at fishing derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Charles Tolson, of Irvington, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, May 26. He caught the first fish at 6:01 p.m. Congratulating him are Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, and […]

Fisherwoman from Orange impresses with six fish at derby

Fisherwoman from Orange impresses with six fish at derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kaila Weathers, of Orange, caught most fish in the girls 6-10 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, May 26. She caught six fish. Congratulating her are Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., left, and Essex County Deputy […]

Young angler from Glen Ridge catches a whopping five fish at derby

Young angler from Glen Ridge catches a whopping five fish at derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Will Schaller, of Glen Ridge, caught the most fish in the boys 6-10 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Thursday, May 26. The angler, who caught five fish, is joined by sister Noelle. Congratulating him are Essex County Executive […]

Newark youth wins prize at fishing derby in Verona Park

Newark youth wins prize at fishing derby in Verona Park

VERONA, NJ — Khalil Abdullah, of Newark, caught the most fish in the boys’ 1-5 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Verona Park on Wednesday, May 25, when he caught one fish. With him, from left, are his mother, Lalita Price; Essex County Executive Joseph N. Divincenzo Jr.; and Essex County Deputy […]

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