Meadowland Park

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Located just off South Orange Avenue, at the corners of Meadowbrook Lane and Hillside place in the Village of South Orange, Meadowland Park is a large expanse of parkland that has served for several years as the recreational center for the community at large, featuring a large duck pond, tennis courts and a community center located on Mead St, in the center of the park.  In 2002, HSC brought its Shakespeare in the Parks tour to Essex County, with the assistance of the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs.   As with our other 2002 venue additions, we began this season with the June production of Merchant of Venice.  To view other shows presented at Meadowland Park:  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lysistrata, and Cymbeline

Below, a view of the park's west side.

 Center, a WWII plaque commemorating citizens of South Orange who fought and died in the war.  One of several that adorn the area.

Below, our performance area located at the corner of Meadowbrook Lane and Hillside place.  This on the far east side of the park.

Getting to Meadowland Park

From NYC/NJ Train:  South Orange can be accessed by the Morris/Essex train line running from Penn Station or the Hoboken Train Terminal.  Please consult for a list of schedules and fares.  Once at South Orange station, you will come out to Sloan St, which is lined with shops and restaurants on either side with South Orange Ave to your left and a Dunkin Doughnuts on the corner.  Proceed to make a left on to South Orange Avenue and walk 3 blocks to the corner of Ridgewood Rd (large church on the corner).  Make a right on to Ridgewood Rd. and proceed to your first right - Mead St.  You have now entered Meadowland Park.  Make the first left on to Meadowbrook Lane.  The performance area is located at the end of this street.  Please check for complete train schedules.


Driving from NYC - Take the LINCOLN TUNNEL and merge onto I-495 W.  Take the N.J. TURNPIKE SOUTH exit on the left toward TRENTON/NEWARK AIRPORT.  Stay straight to go onto ramp.  Merge onto NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE S/I-95 S (Portions of the highway are toll).  Merge onto I-280 W via exit number 15W toward KEARNY/THE ORANGES.  Take the exit- exit number 11B- toward DAY ST/ESSEX AVE/ORANGE.  Stay straight to go onto DISTRIBUTOR RD. Turn LEFT onto S ESSEX AVE.  S ESSEX AVE becomes CENTRAL AVE/CR-508.  Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto CENTRAL AVE/CR-508.  Turn LEFT onto SCOTLAND RD.  Turn RIGHT onto MONTROSE AVE.  Turn LEFT onto MEEKER ST.  Turn RIGHT onto MEADOWBROOK PL.  Turn LEFT onto MEADOWBROOK LN.  Parking is located around the tennis courts or along the Meadowbrook Lane.

NJ Parkway North - Take the exit number 143- toward IRVINGTON/SPRINGFIELD AVE.  Turn LEFT onto CLEREMONT AVE.  Turn LEFT onto LYONS AVE/CR-602.  Turn LEFT onto NJ-124/SPRINGFIELD AVE/CR-603.  Turn RIGHT onto SANFORD AVE/CR-605.Turn LEFT onto CLINTON AVE/CR-665. Continue to follow CR-665.  Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto IRVINGTON AVE.  Turn LEFT onto IRVINGTON AVE.  Turn RIGHT onto PROSPECT ST.  Turn LEFT onto S ORANGE AVE.  Turn RIGHT onto RIDGEWOOD RD N.  Turn RIGHT onto MEAD ST.  Turn LEFT on to MEADOWBROOK LN.   Parking is located around the tennis courts or along the Meadowbrook LN.

NJ Parkway South - Take the I-280 exit- exit number 145- toward CR-508/THE ORANGES/NEWARK/HARRISON.  Take the ramp toward CR-508/CENTRAL AVE.  Stay straight to go onto S ORATON PKWY.  Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto WHITTLESEY AVE.  WHITTLESEY AVE becomes MAYBAUM AVE.  Turn RIGHT onto S ORANGE AVE.  Turn RIGHT onto RIDGEWOOD RD N.  Turn RIGHT onto MEAD ST.  Turn LEFT on to MEADOWBROOK LN.   Parking is located around the tennis courts or along the Meadowbrook Ln.

Please consult for further driving directions.    


To view the South Orange page.   


To view other HSC Venues:   

College Misericordia - Dallas, PA

Hackensack, NJ

Hoboken, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Kenilworth, NJ New York, NY
Secaucus, NJ South Orange, NJ
Stratford, CT  Union City, NJ

West Milford, NJ


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