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Academy Heights has its very own park--just off of Valley Street near 5th: it has a small playground, swing sets, and numerous benches. Until 1971, this space was a historic cemetery. The town then converted the space into a park, and transferred the graves to the centre of the green (under the obelisk). Many of the town's fathers are listed on that column. In March 2017, the village officially changed the name of the park from Memorial Park to FOUNDERS PARK. The residents of Academy Heights have a park clean-up day in the springtime and contribute to plantings throughout the green area.
If you have children who are train-spotting fans, the park is a great place to see New Jersey Transit trains whiz by. A chain-link fence between park and railway insure that nobody can stray onto the rails.