|Liberty House Restaurant||Maritime Parc (Restaurant)|
|Statue Cruises (ferries to Lady Liberty & Ellis Island||
The Friends of Liberty State Park is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that is dedicated to preserving, protecting, conserving and promoting Liberty State Park, the inspiring urban state park on the Jersey City waterfront behind Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. Since 1988, we have advocated for the protection and improvement of this open space park with its open vistas of the New York City skyline, the Hudson River and the Upper New York Bay. Our primary volunteer program is our Volunteer Garden Program which is continually beautifying LSP and always welcomes volunteers. Over 5 million visitors come annually to enjoy this recreational, natural, historic, and cultural public resource, which opened in 1976. Visionary citizens, Morris Pesin, the park’s “father”, Audrey Zapp, the park's "godmother" and historic preservationist Ted Conrad, had led a citizens movement for 18 years to transform a waterfront wasteland of abandoned railyards and decaying piers into one of our nation's most special public spaces.
Friends is a proud member of EarthShare NJ - "workplace giving campaigns" which support environmental organizations.
Thanks from the FOLSP Board to our webmaster Yvonne Balcer for her tremendous effort.
|Friends volunteers plant 20,000 flower bulbs every Fall.||The Flag Plaza at LSP South End||The Friends fund trees planting costing
over $30,000 each year, with selection,
delivery and donated labor by the NJ Tree Foundation
|Winter by Michel||Fall by John Tichenor|