Local History Department -
Photo of the Month
Green Brook Park in Winter, circa 1940s.
Green Brook Park, on West End Avenue, is one of two county parks in Plainfield. The Green Brook runs through the park, which has banks on both the Plainfield and North Plainfield sides. Work on the park began in 1923 following an appropriations of $100,000 towards the purchase of fifty-two acres of land in the Green Brook valley on Plainfield's west end. The park was complete with a wading pool, playground, and sand box, as well as an athletic field and ball grounds. At one time there was a band stand, a bowling green, horseshoe courts, and more. Two small lakes provided skating and fishing. The dominant feature of the park was landscape, as shown in this beautiful photograph taken on a quiet winter day.
Photo ID: C20581 - Part of the Part of the Paul R. Collier Photograph Collection.