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This is New Jersey: Ocean County Park in Lakewood


Photo Credit: Lenny DiBrango.

This beautiful park in Lakewood has an interesting history. Ocean County Park was originally part of John D. Rockefeller’s vacation estate. White pine, hemlock and other unique specimen trees were imported by Rockefeller from all over the country.  The lake in the background is called Rocky’s Lake.  It was built by Rockefeller in 1906 to serve his love for ice skating.  You can read more on this lake in this article from the New York Times from December 6th, 1906.

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