PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield’s newest residents got to enjoy a comfortable bus tour throughout the city on Saturday.

The bus left from City Hall and toured through the town with Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Veronica “Roni” Taylor at the helm, guiding the passengers to each stop.  

“It’s always a pleasure meeting new residents during this semi-annual tour, highlighting our recreational assets and other points of interest in the Queen City. I truly believe that parks make life better, and they are the key to a balanced life,” stated Taylor.

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In addition to City Hall, which is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary, tour stops included:

  • The historic building that the YMCA formerly occupied
  • The flagpole and Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Plainfield Public Library
  • Quaker Meeting House
  • The Drake House
  • Plainfield Post Office
  • Milt Campbell Field and Hub Stine Field
  • Green Brook Park
  • Hannah Atkins Pool/Recreation Area and Rushmore Pool
  • Madison Avenue Playground and Skateboard Park
  • Cedar Brook Park/Shakespeare Garden
  • Plainfield High School
  • Muhlenberg Complex

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Councilman Elton Armady, and Freeholder Rebecca Williams were in also attendance. The three elected officials commended both Taylor and the Department of Parks and Recreation for their constant progression.


Residents who participated received a goodie bag filled with literature about Plainfield and Union County.

For more information on Parks & Recreation programs, call 908-753-3097. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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