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Cadwalader Park, Trenton
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Cadwalader Park is a city park located in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. The nearly 100acre green space is Trenton's oldest park. It is named for Thomas Cadwalader, who lived for a while near Trenton where he became the chief burgess in 1746. Trenton's "central park" was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.Work on the park was begun in 1887, following the purchase of Ellarslie Mansion from George Farlee. a committee of the Common Council for the city of Trenton sought a location for what would become the City Park, and contacted Olmsted. Though perhaps best known for his design of Central Park in New York, Olmsted applied the same approach in the design of Cadwalader Park. The Mansion, which houses the Trenton City Museum, is at the center of the park.At one time the park had a train stop along the long gone Belvidere-Delaware Railroad.The park has a deer paddock, a stream, a small lake and hundreds of trees, including some that are rare at this latitude. An arm of the Delaware & Raritan Canal flows through the park. Neighborhoods bordering the park include Cadwalader Heights, Hiltonia, Hillcrest and Parkside.
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  • In 1964, this park had a concert shell, caged bears, a monkey house, and children's petting zoo. The park is now a haven for drug users and is not the safest park to wander into as you may be accosted...  more »
  • Shaded peaceful little park in Trenton. Great museum to enjoy Trenton history and art. Convienent parking under the trees. 
  • Located in a once beautiful part of the city. The area is now dirty and dangerous. There is no reason to go there. Stay away. 
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  • I thought my photo geotagging was on. Bridge is in Cadwalader but other photos are on Delaware and Raritan towpath heading south, then onto the 'greenway.'
  • Safe family fun. Enjoyed the movie under the stars.
  • I don't feel safe .
  • Love it
  • Nice I am coming here for my feild trip ( student of foundation academies)