Quarry Lawn and River Walk Project
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park is asking for comments about the design and construction of a new park within the boundaries of the National Historical Park. The proposed Quarry Lawn and River Walk would continued to be owned by the City of Paterson, but operated in partnership with the National Park Service. Because the NPS has provided funding for this project, it is subject to review in accordance with Section 106 and Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
NHPA requires federal agencies to take into account the effect that projects they fund or control have on historic properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Quarry Lawn and River Walk project area is within the former Quarry and Allied Textile Printing site, which are important to the industrial history of Paterson that the National Historical Park was formed to protect. They are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are part of a National Historical Landmark District. A National Historical Landmark is a historic resource of great importance to the United States' history.
The National Park Service would like to hear from you on how you think that this project may affect the historic landmark district (both good and bad) as we work with the city on the design.
Please see the documents page for documents that are currently open for public review and comment.