Friday, December 11, 2020

Photo of the Day: Ammann Park, Teaneck NJ

For many years, I passed by Ammann Park, in the southwestern quadrant of Teaneck on the way to and from my auto mechanic. But a couple of days ago, I got out of my car and took in this 5.29-acre open space in this township in Bergen County, NJ.

With the cold temperatures that late morning reflecting what you would expect in early December and with students expected to access classes remotely because of COVID-19, the park was largely absent of the children that normally throng it. The baseball field, wading pool, playground equipment, and benches were unused this particular day. But it felt wonderful just to take it all in silently.

The park was named for developer Edmund Amman, who left this land parcel to the township upon his death in 1937 on the condition that it be used as a public park. It was formally dedicated as a township park in 1966.

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