County cuts the ribbon on gardens in Monte Irvin Orange Park

County cuts the ribbon on gardens in Monte Irvin Orange Park

ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this month, Essex County cut a ribbon on the Monte Irvin Orange Park’s formal gardens, which were recently updated. Located in the southern section of the park near the intersection of South Center and Harrison streets in Orange, the gardens were updated with new plantings and repairs to the irrigation system. […]

Orange fisherwoman wins prize at Essex County derby

Orange fisherwoman wins prize at Essex County derby

ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, and program coordinator Jackie Matthews, right, present awards to, from left, Julia Harris from Florham Park and Makenna Moore from Orange, who caught the most fish in the girls ages 6-10 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in […]

West Orange boy catches first fish at Monte Irvin Park fishing derby

West Orange boy catches first fish at Monte Irvin Park fishing derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Anaz Emam, center, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15. He caught the first fish at 5:18 p.m. Presenting the award are Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, […]

West Orange brothers win prizes at county fishing derby

West Orange brothers win prizes at county fishing derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Tristan Russo, center, caught the most fish in the boys ages 11-15 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15. He caught seven fish. Presenting the award are Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, and program […]

Orange angler catches five fish in Monte Irvin Orange Park

Orange angler catches five fish in Monte Irvin Orange Park

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s Dezmond Morgan, center, caught the most fish in the boys ages 1-5 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15. He caught five fish. Presenting the award are Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, and program coordinator Jackie Matthews, […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

Let’s go fishing in Essex County this June

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County’s 2021 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity […]

Comets capture 6th annual Monte Irvin championship in Orange

Comets capture 6th annual Monte Irvin championship in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Queens/Nassau Comets from New York State captured the sixth annual Monte Irvin Giants Wood Bat Championship with a 2-1 victory over the N.J. Bulldogs at Monte Irvin field at Central Playground in Orange.  Eddie Ramos, the championship game MVP, dominated on the mound for the Comets. But the Bulldogs’ pitching was […]

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

Rutgers student drowns in Orange pond

ORANGE, NJ — Yasir Williams, 21, of East Orange, drowned in the pond at Orange Park on Saturday, April 11, according to an April 16 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The drowning victim was a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The preliminary investigation confirmed the identity of the victim and […]

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2018 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 to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in Essex County’s 2018 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in various locations in the Essex County Park System. Each derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be […]