The Prettiest Parks In Jersey City

Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, USA | Photo by Joey Pedras on Unsplash
Sarah Howell

Jersey City is Manhattan’s smaller, less crowded neighbor, and it’s full of public parks and views of Manhattan. Read below for the prettiest parks in Jersey City.

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Lincoln Park

Wildlife habitat

Hudson River Waterfront Walk

18-mile walk along the Hudson

LeFrak Lighthouse, Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, Jersey City, NJ, USA

The Hudson River Waterfront Walk is the perfect destination for any day or time. The 18-mile walkway goes from the Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge. The walkway is a hub for jogging, biking, walking, kayaking, and fishing. The walkway is accessible 24/7 and offers a gorgeous unobstructed view of the Hudson, as well as breathtaking views of Manhattan.

Harsimus Cemetery

Six-acre cemetery in Historic Jersey City

This six-acre cemetery is located in the historic district of Jersey City. The cemetery was founded in 1829 and holds many aged gravestones. Trees are intermittently planted throughout the cemetery, and it’s a lovely place to visit on a sunny or dreary day. If you are not afraid to walk through such a place, this really is a lovely location with many historic artifacts to be discovered.

Liberty State Park

Across the Hudson from Ellis Island

The statue of liberty, shot from Liberty state park in New Jersey

This large park allows access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If this isn’t enough for you, there is also (licensed) fishing and ample room for sports or a picnic. A hub in the park offers ferry rides over to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and throughout the park are walking and biking paths. The view of Manhattan and the Hudson is phenomenal, making this an exceptional destination at sunset.

Hamilton Park

Small but beautiful escape

Hamilton Park is a clean, quaint park located in the middle of the Hamilton Park residential section of Jersey City. With community events like a farmers’ market and movie screenings, Hamilton Park makes for a lovely Saturday morning walk. In the park are areas designated for pets as well as a play area for children. There is also a picturesque fountain and basketball courts making this park an all-in-one stop. The neighborhood surrounding Hamilton Park is tree-lined and predominantly brownstone style homes, making it an altogether beautiful area.

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