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Liberty State Park

VISITOR INFORMATION

LOCATION

Jersey City, New Jersey.

GETTING THERE

Liberty Landing Ferry provides daily service from World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to the Liberty Landing Marina at Liberty State Park. The Liberty Landing Marina also provides temporary mooring for boats.

Get map & directions via other transportation.

HOURS

Open daily, 6am-10pm.

ACCESSIBILITY

Recreational facilities are partially accessible. Get more information 201-915-3440 or (TT) users 800-852-7899.

CONTACT

NJ Division of Parks and Forestry, 201-915-3440.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty, both accessible by ferry from the park.
Liberty Science Center

Liberty State Park

A green oasis in Jersey City with spectacular views of the harbor



Located in the most densely populated state in the nation, Liberty State Park is a precious 1,112 acres of open space offering visitors the opportunity to explore and learn with the spectacular backdrop of New York Harbor.

Less than 2,000 feet from the Statue of Liberty, the park offers up-close views of the statue from a two-mile-long waterfront promenade. Visitors can even hop on a ferry to visit the Statue and Ellis Island, explore the Liberty Science Center, hike, bike, boat or take advantage of the many other recreational opportunities in the park.

Liberty State Park is also home to over 124 acres of natural areas made up of different ecosystems, including a salt marsh. The Green Park area features playgrounds, picnic areas, and fields of wildflowers. Visitors looking to reconnect with the outdoors can stroll along the nature path through the marsh and keep watch for the many species of birds that make their home in this urban oasis.

The proximity to New York Harbor and its historic icons has helped shape the history of Liberty State Park. The park was originally the location of the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) which welcomed over half of the immigrants who were processed at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1920. At the railroad terminal, these new Americans boarded trains and ventured into the nation to begin their lives. On the National Register of Historic Places, today the restored ferry terminal is the site of special events and visitor exhibits.

Just a quick ferry or train ride away, the park is a respite for people on both sides of the Hudson; offering a multitude of trails, exhibits, and photo opportunities. Rich in history, it is a great chance for visitors to reconnect to the story of the harbor, immigration and commerce.

Things to Do

Activities

Hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, birding, picnicking, fishing, nature trails, fitness center and scenic views. See park calendar for public programs and events.