Lenape Park, NJ, is a small community park in Vineland, New Jersey.
Lenape Park, NJ is a 450-acre park located on West Landis Avenue in Vineland, County of Cumberland.
Lenape Park, NJ is a small community park in Vineland, New Jersey. This non-profit public agency was founded by the joint effort of the City of Vineland and Cumberland County in 1930, and able to run because of the support it received from members, donors, and volunteers. As of November 21st, 2010, the park was able to offer new amenities to its visitors. This includes a new picnic pavilion with picnic tables and benches, two playgrounds, two tennis courts, two baseball fields, cobblestone walking paths throughout the park, six parking spaces for visitors at the entrance of the facility on West Landis Avenue.
Lenape Park has a small playground for children ages 5 – 10 years old. The park also has a tennis court, a baseball field, and a pavilion with picnic tables.
Lenape Park also features a pollinator garden, a new addition to the park built in 2011. The garden features a butterfly habitat and a bee habitat. It also has native plants that are drought tolerant and help reduce runoff into groundwater.
Lenape Park is open from dawn until dusk every day of the week. Parking is free for visitors to use during regular hours of operation.
Lenape Park is linked by a crosswalk to Nomahegan Park, another local park in Vineland.
Lenape Park is home to many different species of trees, in fact, it is believed over 150 species of trees can be found in this park.
Lenape Park actually covers four separate towns: Vineland, Buena, Buena Vista Township, and Franklin Township.
The area is also near the following New Jersey cities: Millville, Bridgeton, Vineland, and Glassboro.
Lenape Park was given its name because it is located on what used to be a Lenape Stone battlefield. The Lenape Stone battlefield was where Warriors from the Lenni Lenape tribe fought with other tribes in the area circa 1600.
Lenape Park has taken part in several events that promote community engagement, including the annual Summer Fun program with the City of Vineland. During this summer-long event, children completing grades 3 to 6 are allowed access to Lenape Park’s facilities free of charge. They can attend craft sessions; nature sessions; and swimming lessons. For many years, the park’s administrators have also offered a free Fine Arts program at the park. During this event, children ages 3 to 18 can participate in arts and crafts sessions and music classes.