Many Maplewood residents are transplanted New Yorkers. The town's easy commute to the Big Apple certainly attracts…More former Gothamites. But we can't help but wonder if the fact that Maplewood has a central park, of sorts, adds to its former New Yorker appeal.
Memorial Park is at the heart of the town, as it's bordered by the train station, the Municipal Building, the Maplewood Library and the town's country club.
The park features two playgrounds, two multi-purpose fields, three tennis courts and four picnic tables.
Recreation & Cultural Affairs 574 Valley St, Maplewood, NJ07040 If you live in Maplewood and you like doing stuff, at some point you're likely to encounter the Recreation &…More Cultural Affairs Department. Not only does it run the town's six parks, it also operates cultural institutions such as the 1978 Gallery and the Burgdorff Cultural Center. That means it has an arsenal of arts and athletic options ready to be deployed at any moment. The main headquarters for the department is at 124 Dunnell Road, behind the tennis courts at Memorial Park.
Winchester Gardens is one of the oldest retirement communities in the U.S.
When Marcus L. Ward Jr. inherited…More the estate of his father, a former New Jersey governor, at the beginning of the 20th Century, he decided to create a place where mature gentlemen could enjoy their retirement.
The executors of his father's estate purchased 50 acres in Maplewood and hired two distinguished architects, John Russell Pope, designer of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, and the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmstead, which had created New York's Central Park. The resulting retirement facility opened in 1927.
Today, Winchester Gardens is open to both men and women, of all faiths, and includes a continuing care community.
See their Web site for details, including floor plans and a list of activities and programs.