18 Audubon Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Audubon Park occupies the entire city block fronting Kennedy Boulevard to the west, Stegman Street to the south, Audubon Avenue to the north, and Bergen Avenue to the east and is named for the adjacent Audubon Avenue. Originally known as Kilpatrick Street, Audubon Avenue started off as a small country lane running west from Bergen Avenue. The narrow road provided carts and wagons with access to the numerous small farms and greenhouses that once prospered in the neighborhood. The name Audubon Avenue first appears on maps and other official records around the turn of the twentieth century. Presumably, the street name was chosen in honor of the work of the famous naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851), although there is no known connection between him and the area.
In 2013, Friends of Audubon Park (FoAP) was established to work with residents to empower them to revitalized the community, renovate, develop, maintain and protect the park. Their hope in doing so is to increase the value and benefits of The Park so that the residents may maximize its usefulness and enjoy it fully. Over, the past year a series of events have been organized in order to increase community engagement within the park.
If you have any ideas of ways to improve Audubon Park contact us!