Tag: Garden State Racetrack

Garden State Park - Grandstand Entrance
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Garden State Park – Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park – Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park, 1985
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Garden State Park – 1985

1969 Garden State Park Program
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1969 Garden State Park Program

1969 Garden State Park Program

1965 Racetrack
Posted in Businesses

Garden State Park and Racetrack

Garden State Park opened in 1942 after delays caused by raw material rationing at the¬†United States’ entry into¬†World War II. Due to the seizure of 30,000 tons of structural steel by war authorities, developer Eugene Mori mostly constructed Garden State Park’s ornate Georgian-style grandstand of wood. Limited amounts of steel came from the demolition of New York City’s elevated railways. Despite this inauspicious start, “the Garden,” as it was known, was officially out of the gate.