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“Nice park - but police presence lets you know it is not safe”
Review of Cadwalader Park

Ranked #17 of 21 things to do in Trenton
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Owner description: Picturesque park in Trenton, New Jersey.
Cranford, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice park - but police presence lets you know it is not safe”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The park is very pretty but it is not in a safe part of town. The police presence did not help shake the feeling. The park is somewhat small - but pretty. However, we were very uncomfortable even driving through the park.

Ellarslie mansion is in the center of the park. It is now a museum (no fee). The first floor has a rotating art display. The second floor has a small history of pottery in NJ. We ran through the museum because we did not feel safe leaving our car parked outside.

Visited June 2013
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English first
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
287 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A nice park but not what it once was”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

This park has some nice qualities to it and some recent work has been done but its still not what it once was. But of course, that can be said for other places as well. It's not in the best of areas but visiting during the mid day hours should not be an issue. Overall I would pick other parks to go to instead of this one.

Visited May 2013
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New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Same Designer as Central Park”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Many people do not know that Cadwalder Park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead the designer of New York's Central Park. Although much smaller, and not in the best neighborhood, this park is a genuine joy for those that enjoy a naturally designed park.

Visited August 2012
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Pennington, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“History in West Trenton”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is an interesting place in Trenton. There is an old mansion, Ellerslie, that now has a museum of Trenton products on the second floor and the first floor servers as a venue for an art show each spring. There are old monkey cages from the time when there was a zoo. Interresting place.

Visited May 2012
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Trenton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Olmsted's final park design”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Frederick Law Olmsted did the park design, and the Olmsted Brothers firm put the finishing touches on this 100-acre greenspace. The 1848 Italianate villa at its heart is now the Trenton City Museum, home of a wonderful exhibit on the pottery industry and changing contemporary art exhibits.

Visited January 2013
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