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Clinton Street Park

Key Stats


Paterson Habitat for Humanity
City of Paterson


Paterson, NJ

Key Staff

David Lustberg, Principal in Charge
James Ribaudo, Project Manager

Design Team


Project Status

Completed 2019

Total Project Size

+/- 1 Acre

Construction Cost



Project Management, Community Outreach, CPTED Analysis, Pre-design Analysis, Concept Design, Schematic Design, Construction Documentation

Point of Contact

Stephen Kehayes
Community Development Officer
Paterson Habitat for Humanity
973.595.6868 ext. 119


Paterson Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with the City of Paterson, is transforming a +/- one-acre vacant property into a vibrant community park for the neighborhood. The site, located at 63-95 Clinton Street, is positioned adjacent to a baseball field and the Boys + Girls Club. The synergy of these uses has the potential to create a hub for neighborhood activity.


For this project, Arterial helped develop the vision and goals as well as designing a concept for the park, which were the result of information gathered at several public outreach activities with the surrounding community. In order to obtain feedback from the neighborhood, a community survey was made available both online and as a printed version during stakeholder meetings and interactive workshops. Arterial also conducted CPTED and pre-design analysis, which helped guide the priorities for the final concept design. The result was a cost-effective, self-sustainable park design that puts children as the first priority and helps the park promote a positive image and a sense of place for the greater neighborhood. Key features incorporated in the design include a flexible court with an interactive water feature, a variety of seating, swings, pavement games and space for events, an open lawn for picnics, informal gatherings, game tables and room for a variety of sports and events, and a terraced garden with space for events and a street-level plaza with game tables and seating.

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