The views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan provide the New Picnic Area at Liberty State Park with one of the most dramatic backdrops of any park in New Jersey. From this vision, USA designed and sited the picnic area pavilions to best showcase these iconic views:
- Drawing inspiration from the existing Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (located elsewhere in the park), as well as the designs of noted architect E. Fay Jones, the pavilions motif is to create a light, elegant shelter that frame the view of the Statue.
- The design further intends to seat 150 occupants as well as having the potential to be isolated and used for private functions.
- Extensive use of natural lighting is used to minimize the use of electric lighting
- Lighting that is installed will be wired to photo sensors to minimize the length of time that the artificial lights will be used.
- Paths around the site bring the occupants up on to the existing berm located to the east of the site where one can access the paths that crisscross the park or stop at one of thetwo pavilions that provide further views of the Statue.