Monument Park occupies a square in the center of downtown Fort Lee on Palisade Avenue, adjacent to the Fort Lee…More Museum, and bordered by Angioletti Place and Parker Ave. The park, in the shadows of some of Fort Lee's many high-rise apartment buildings, is ringed by trees and cobblestone pathways from each of the park's corners lead to its centerpiece: a monument to the soldiers of the American Revolution.
The sculpture depicts two soldiers—one with a gun, the other with a flag—peering into the distance from atop two heavy boulders. A time capsule sits at the foot of the monument and is supposed to be opened at a Bicentennial celebration in 2104. Benches along the park's four pathways provide the opportunity to reflect on Fort Lee's historical past. Each corner entrance features a series of plaques dedicated to American Generals and one dedicated to Thomas Paine.
According to the Borough of Fort Lee, Monument Park was built and dedicated in 1908 by the Daughters of the American Revolution and is the only park in the United States dedicated to the soldiers of the American Revolution. The park was part of the Continental Army's Fort Constitution under the leadership of George Washington.
Firemen's Park Whiteman St & Gerome Ave, Fort Lee, NJ07024 This small, peaceful park, located in a largely residential neighborhood, is a great place for a short stroll or a quiet…More picnic. The park has plenty of tables and benches, swings and a modest collection of playground equipment. Fireman's Park is dedicated to the volunteer firemen of Fort Lee, and its moving monument welcomes park visitors along Whiteman Street. The wading pool in the center of the park is by permit only, but enjoying the ample shade of the park's tall trees in summer and the changing colors of their leaves in autumn are free.
Constitution Park Fletcher Ave & Lewis St, Fort Lee, NJ07024 If you're looking for a place for a long walk, a casual jog or a more vigorous workout, Constitution Park may be the…More place for you. The park includes men's and women's softball fields, a walking and jogging track, a playground, an adult exercise area, a bocce court, a patio with a fountain and plenty of seating and tables and exceptionally clean, handicapped accessible public restrooms. Along the pathway encircling the park are exercise stations and signs describing Fort Lee's important place in film history. The "Health Quest" area features pull-up bars, parallel bars, a straddle bench and a soft surface suitable for sit-ups. The children's playground has slides, swings, climbing equipment and rocking horses and is surrounded by benches and a pavilion for parents and guardians. Constitution Park has been used in the past as the venue for the Borough's "Movies & Music in the Park" and is also the site of Veteran's Monument—dedicated in 1991—and more recently, a monument to the soldiers who fought in World War II's Battle of the Bulge.
Young Israel of Fort Lee 1610 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ07024 The architecturally interesting building at the corner of Parker Avenue and Old Palisade Road is Young Israel of Fort…More Lee, an Orthodox Jewish congregation. Located near Monument Park, the synagogue is a National Council of Young Israel affiliate and has been serving Fort Lee since 1975. Today, the congregation is under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Neil N. Winkler, who has served in that capacity since 1978. Weekly and Shabbat schedules are available on the synagogue's Web site, and the ladies Tehillim group meets every Monday night.
Church of The Good Shepherd 1576 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee, NJ07024 Rev. Dr. Allison Moore is Rector of this inclusive Episcopal parish that welcomes "families and singles, gay and…More straight, and people from many different backgrounds," according to its website. The beautiful stone structure is located in a scenic downtown neighborhood alongside Monument Park and the Fort Lee Museum. There are two weekly Sunday worship services—one a traditional Eucharist at 8am, and the other at 10am with inclusive language and a choir. Sunday School is at 10am. Tuesday evening book discussion groups are another highlight, and the Church of the Good Shepherd also hosts AA meetings. The building on Palisade Avenue is also the home of the Fort Lee Korean Church, and there is plenty of parking.