• What is Groundwork Elizabeth?
    Founded in England in 1979, the Groundwork program engages the public sector, the private sector and the community in addressing challenges in urban communities. more information

  • What type of projects and programs are being done now?
    Groundwork’s mission is to improve places and in doing so to improve the lives of people within the Elizabeth community and beyond. more information

  • How can I get involved?
    Groundwork welcomes individual group and corporate volunteers and sponsorships. more information




The 12th Annual Tour de Elizabeth, scheduled for Sunday May 17th, 2015,
is a fifteen mile bike route that will be escorted through our diverse neighborhoods and business districts by a contingent from the Elizabeth Police Department and will follow a safe and well planned scenic course around the City of Elizabeth. This year we’ll be featuring transportation architecture and open space as we celebrate Elizabeth’s “Arches, Bridges, and Parks”.

  • 2015 signals the beginning of the construction of a new Goethals Bridge which has regional implications.

  • Union County and Elizabeth’s parks feature planning and designs from the illustrious Frederick Law Olmsted Landscape Architecture firm.

  • Elizabeth’s arches serve as the logo for our Tour.

  • “This is great way to see Elizabeth, from the seat of a bicycle, bring your family, bring your friends, and remember your helmet!!”


    Sign up directly online click here          Print mail in application form click here


    “Groundwork and Partner Elizabethtown Gas Company are thankful to have the dedicated support of Mayor Chris Bollwage, the City of Elizabeth, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders HEART grant, Elberon Development Company, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, the Suburban News, Investors Savings Bank, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, the Tropicana Diner, T&M Associates, Infineum USA LP, Elizabeth PBA #4, WAWA, the Elizabeth Rotary Club, Villani Bus Company, Investors Savings Bank, Harbor Consultants, Sanchez, Sanchez & Santoliquido, 20th Legislative Representatives Senator Raymond Lesniak, Asw. Annette Quijano and Asm. Jamel Holley, the Local Source, La Voz, TAPinto.net, Brounell and Kramer Management Company, Navy Veteran Printing, Historic Midtown Special Improvement District, the Gateway Family YMCA, Rock 'n Joe Union, Doctor's Care Pain Relief Center, the Elizabeth Avenue Partnership, BJ&M Auto, Elizabeth Development Company, State Farm Insurance Rodriguez Office. Many thanks to Elegant Headwear and T-rific T's for the hats and t-shirts!!”



    Kean University launches community partnership
    with Groundwork Elizabeth


    Groundwork, Kean University, and Liberty Hall Museum commit to work together at Historic Liberty Hall Farm.

    On October 14th, on the grounds of the home of New Jersey’s first Governor, Groundwork, Kean University, Liberty Hall Museum held a ceremony recognizing their shared sense of commitment to farming, community involvement and volunteerism. For a full press release on this event, please click on the link below.
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    Charged with farming the famed Liberty Hall historic Farm at Kean University, Groundwork has hosted a unique assorted of community and student volunteers and guests, including such diverse groups as a team of Japanese dignitaries from Kitami Japan, and dozens of preschoolers from the Elizabethport section of Elizabeth. Groundwork provided fresh produce at the “Taste of Elizabeth” a late October Annual event hosted by the Elizabeth Rotary Club.








    Groundwork Elizabeth begins work on 2 year
    EPA “Urban Waters” Project

    On September 25th the US Environmental Protection Agency officially entered into a Cooperative Agreement with Groundwork Elizabeth to look at ways to make the Elizabeth River a more sustainable, well cared for, and productive waterway. Members of the Groundwork Green Team, led by Green Team and EPA Project leader David Wiener, and assisted by Green Team Youth Leader Adriana Morocho will be working with a youth team and the Elizabeth community at large to study the health of the waters and paths directly around the Elizabeth River. Work will be headquartered in direct proximity to the Peterstown Community Center. For more information on how YOU can become involved, please email the GW office at elizabethnj@groundworkusa.org.











    Come Grow With Us!


    Green Team


    Tour de Elizabeth