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Downtown Assunpink Creek Project

As part of our local work, New Jersey Future has partnered with the City of Trenton to advance and highlight the redevelopment  around one of the city’s natural and cultural assets, the Assunpink Creek in downtown Trenton.  Learn more about the five different projects taking place around the Downtown Assunpink Creek:  the Douglass House renovations, Mill Hill Park signage, Assunpink Creek Daylighting,  rehabilitation of the Jackson Street Bridge, and the future of the historic South Broad Street Bridge.



Sept. 15 Meeting Recap:

If you were unable to attend the community meeting on Sept. 15, you can learn more about the City of Trenton/US Army Corps of Engineers creek restoration project by viewing the presentation slides.

Please contact Jane Rosenblatt  (jrosenblattatnjfuturedotorg)   with any questions (609) 393-0008 ext 110.


Read the Summary Report from the Sept. 15 community meeting

Times of Trenton’s coverage of the Sept. 15 community meeting

Landscape design plans have been drafted for the restoration of the Assunpink Creek between S. Broad and S. Warren streets and construction may begin as early as the end of this year.

Helpful Resources:

Capital State Park Plan

Project Areas:

Mill Hill Park

Douglass House

Jackson Street Bridge

Assunpink Creek Daylighting

South Broad Street Bridge

New Jersey Future Blog
DEP Approves Permits To Restore Assunpink Creek

The NJDEP has approved the permits necessary to daylight and restore Trenton’s Assunpink Creek. New Jersey Future has been involved with the project.

Study Highlights Opportunities for Green Infrastructure in Trenton

A new study highlights opportunities in Trenton where green infrastructure can be incorporated in order to reduce stormwater runoff.

Community Meeting Brings Assunpink “Daylighting” to the Light of Day

A community meeting in Trenton about the Assunpink Creek daylighting project highlighted safety and access concerns and yielded a wealth of suggestions.

Sept. 15 Community Meeting Will Focus on Reopening of Downtown Trenton’s Assunpink Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Trenton are preparing to undertake a habitat restoration project that adds parkland and natural space.

Articles and Stories
Alexander Douglass House in Mill Hill Park (March 2014). Credit: New Jersey Future
Douglass House

Presently located within Trenton’s Mill Hill Park and occasionally opened for tours, the historic Alexander Douglass House once served an important role in the birth of our nation, when it was used by George Washington in 1777 for his Council of War following the Second Battle of Trenton.
Alexander Douglass House in Mill Hill Park (March […]

Jackson Street Bridge in the winter. Photo courtesy of Amanda Seelig.
Jackson Street Bridge

Jackson Street Bridge in the winter. Photo courtesy of Amanda Seelig.
First built in 1888 by the New Jersey Steel & Iron Company, the Jackson Street Bridge was converted into a pedestrian bridge nearly a century later.  The bridge connects the Mill Hill neighborhood of Trenton to Mill Hill Park and the city’s central business district.
Jackson […]

The Assunpink Creek approaching the South Broad Street Bridge. (Credit: New Jersey Future)
Assunpink Daylighting

Assunpink Creek before it was channelized and placed underground.
Before emptying into the Delaware River, the Assunpink Creek has been re-engineered to flow underground through parts of downtown Trenton.  One of these underground segments, or culverts, exists between South Broad Street and South Warren Street.  The creek is visible throughout Mill Hill Park before passing under […]

South Broad Street Bridge
South Broad Street Bridge

Trenton’s South Broad Street Bridge provides a glimpse into the early history of the city.  A former bridge at this site was believed to be around at the time of the Battles at Trenton, and where the city erected a triumphal arch over the bridge to receive then-President George Washington in 1789.  Over the centuries, […]

Mill Hill Park in the fall. (Credit: Kasabach)
Mill Hill Park

Since the redevelopment of the lot at the corner of Front Street and South Broad Street in the 1970s from a department store to a park, Mill Hill Park today provides year-round recreation opportunities for visitors, residents and employees.  Each December, the site is host to the annual Patriots Week reenactment of the Battle of […]

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