Liberty State Park is in a section of Jersey City called Greenville, which is the southernmost section of the City of Jersey City. The park was a major industrial area in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the hub of the Central Railroad and New Jersey Terminal (CRNJT). This terminal served as the departing spot for immigrants coming over from Europe in the late 1800s to the early 1900s who had just been processed through Ellis Island, the immigration inspection station which is adjacent to the park. Today, ferries transport visitors to Ellis Island and to The Statue of Liberty for daily tours of these historic landmarks.
The park was officially opened in 1976 and is comprised of 1212 acres of recreational space including picnic grounds, bicycle trails and workout paths. It is truly a recreation haven on the water with dramatic NYC skyline view. It also houses the Liberty National Golf Club which is one of the most expensive golf courses in history ever to be built. It includes a heliport, yacht services a spa and a restaurant. Port Liberte, a luxurious condominium complex with a European feel is located adjacent to the Country Club. It has canals running through the property allowing the homeowners ease of travel on their yachts at their private docks and into the adjacent Hudson River.