Liberty State Park is a beautiful park, with a tall tree wooded picnic area providing plenty of shade next to the Hudson River. There are picnic tables that can be reserved in advance for special events. We had a birthday party near the Hudson River and under shady trees with a permanently installed center grill that was surrounded by eight tables. Great hot tasty food was prepared. Plenty of room for a food table, birthday present table, and seating for all. The temperature was in the 90s but with the breeze from the river and the shade from the tall trees, it felt like it was in the 70s tops. There is a playground, a pavilion with men's and women's bathrooms, large grassy area with volleyball nets, paved walkway around the exterior where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline. A perfect family get-together area where fantastic pictures can be taken to last a lifetime!