Help Create New Verona Park


Share post:

- Advertisement -spot_img

42Grove-FoxThe Verona Environmental Commission, Junior Woman’s Club of Verona and Verona Historical Society are joining forces to create a new pocket park on land once owned by one of Verona’s founding families, and they are looking for the community’s help in a kick-off cleanup.

On Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to noon they will be at 42 Grove Avenue, just opposite East Reid Place, to begin work on what will become Grove Park. In the early 1800s, the land was owned by the Personett family and was a favorite gathering place for community picnics. After the Civil War, Dr. Henry B. Whitehorne built his home there. His service to the Verona community was later marked by the naming of Verona’s high school–now the middle school–in his honor. Whitehorne’s home was destroyed by fire in the early 20th century and the land was eventually deeded to the town. The woods at 42 Grove are now home to many kinds of wildlife, including a family of foxes and wild turkeys.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If you can help with the cleanup, the groups are recommending that you show up in work boots and gloves, and bring a reusable water bottle and a snack. Children aged 9 and older are welcome, but adult supervision required.

- Advertisement -

For more information please see the Environmental Commission’s Web site, Facebook page or Twitter feed, @GreenVeronaNJ.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Photos copyright Beverly LaRiccia. Used by permission.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

DeCamp To End Commuter Bus To NYC

If you've been commuting to New York City on DeCamp Bus Lines, you'll need to find another option:...

Harry R. Najimian, 73

Harry R. Najimian, age 73, of Orrville, Ohio, formerly of Verona, died Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Accord...

Real Estate: 2 New Listings, 1 Open House, 2 Price Changes

This weekend's Verona real estate listings include a large condo and a large single-family home. There's only one...

Troop 2 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday

Join Verona BSA Troop 2 for an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to...
error: Content is protected !!