ALVIN P. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL PARK AT SEWAREN PENINSULA
Cliff Road, Sewaren, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, NJ
Parkway South; Take exit for Route 9 South to Route 440 North ; Route 287 South, which turns into Route 440; take last exit in New Jersey (State Street); at fork bear right toward Sewaren; after 2nd light go 5/10 of a mile and make a right; go under bridge - through PSE&G gate; park is straight ahead; bear right at park sign.
Located on the Arthur Kill waterway and Smith Creek. There are views of the historical homes along Cliff Road, a view of the dock and of the Outerbridge Crossing.
Casimer Boynton, father of the Boynton Brothers, owned a large tract of land bordering the Arthur Kill.
early 1900s -- Sewaren was a big beach family resort. There was a hotel
along a little section called Boynton Beach near the corner of Ferry Street by
the water and continued on into the Shell Tank Farm. Where the shell tanks are
located they used to have an Amusement Park, children were able to get in free
on Thursdays. Even further back in the shell tanks they use to have Summer Homes
that they would rent out. Mr. Boynton rented boats and oars to the visitors.
(Sewaren History; http://www.sewaren.net/history.html )
2001 (October 27)-- park Dedication Ceremony. Money for the waterfront came from both Green Acres and remediation funds from the Department of Environmental Protection.
2003 (July 15) -- inmates from the New Jersey Department of Corrections cleaned up several yards of beach debris along the shore.
the park is being landscaped with trees, bushes, meadows, and grass fields.
playing fields, small amphitheater, picnic grove, playground, overlook pavilion and gardens, bike/walkways, nature study area. Views of Arthur Kill.