b'Meanwhile in as evening fireside story times and skating on the pond. Some newer ideas include public events to mark milestones on the calendar (for example, the South Orange summer and winter solstices), pop-up art installa-tions,andevenaborrow-a-sled/leave-a-sledpro-gram at Floods Hill.We would like to facilitate a modern interpre-Making Meadowland Park a world-class open space tation of the use of park space, says Chambers.ButBeckisquicktoreassurereadersthatthe MeadowlandConservancywillhelptheparkbe-S is the largest and mostBY ADRIANNA DONAT in the future. The founders envision acome more useful for people and even nicer to look tretching from South Orange Avenue toThe Conservancy concerns itself with how Mead- at, with a bonus of being good for nature too. We Clark Street, and from the train tracksowland Park is used now and how it could be usedare not taking anything away, just seeing what works to Ridgewood Road, Meadowland Parkeven betterand making it even better, she says. We want to dynamic openworld class park that draws people from all over, asenhance your experience in Meadowland Park.space in South Orange. It offers athleticdo Storm King in upstate New York or the HighTo see more of what the Meadowland Conser-fields, tennis courts, a pond, and lots ofLine in New York City. vancy is doing, check out MeadowlandPark.org. space to enjoy nature right near downtown.And though the Conservancy does not receive But on close inspection, the park could use somefunds from the Township of South Orange, its vi-support, with issues such as poor lighting and oldersion is coming to life through collaborations, dona-landscaping. And a master plan needs to be createdtions, and grants. Recently, the South Orange En- but South Orange does not have a Parks Depart- vironmental Commission was awarded a $30,000 ment to move the park forward.grant from the New Jersey Urban & Community Enter Linda Beck, Matt Glass, and Neil Cham- Forestry Program. As partners, SOEC and the Con-bers, co-founders of the Meadowland Conservancy. servancy will use the grant to plant 15-20 shade trees We want to re-envision Meadowland Park, saysin Meadowland Park by the end of May.Glass. We want this to be a park for all seasons, andThe Conservancy is planning other projectsin-a park for all people. The three co-founders estab- cluding new benches, lighting and wayfindingandMeadowland Park is the largest open space in lished the Meadowland Conservancy in 2020.reprisingsuccessfulprogramsandactivities,suchSouth Orange. Photo by Matt Glass.Your Home. Our Mission.We are client centric and business forward. Leveraging our combined real estate talent and Compass tools, technology, and programs, we offer an elevated real estate experience. Contact us today to find out how we will customize a strategy for your home.Stacie LevyElyse Wolfe Lic. RE SalespersonLic. RE Salesperson M 917.686.3821 | O 973.310.6816 M 201.704.7747 stacie.levy@compass.com elyse.wolfe@compass.comCompass is a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.feature story /19'