BUILDING THE FUTURE…
HONORING THE PAST
Pettoranello Gardens is a park beautification volunteer project of the Princeton/Pettoranello Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in recognition of the contributions by Americans of Italian descent to the quality of life in Princeton, NJ. The Foundation’s motto is to “Provide enduring Community Service”.
The site of Pettoranello Gardens located in Community Park North was once an overgrown neglected park. With years of work from volunteers and with total cooperation from the Princeton Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works, this 13- acre property today is a beautiful park enjoyed by many residents of Princeton and the surrounding area. The Foundation received the Community Recognition Award of the Princeton Task Force on Ethics and it won the NJ Park Association Award.
The Princeton/Pettoranello Foundation invites you to support the continued beautification of Pettoranello Gardens by purchasing a commemorative brick. When you designate a brick, you create a timeless tribute, which will be displayed in the amphitheatre walkway.
In 1992, the Foundation established Pettoranello Gardens, a 13-acre section of Community Park North. The idea of Gardens seemed very appropriate because the majority of the first and second waves of immigrants from Pettoranello were excellent gardeners for Princeton University, Taylor Pyne Estate, and for many private families in Princeton.
Once a seedy, overgrown parcel of land, the Pettoranello Gardens are maintained by Foundation donors and a team of volunteers drawn from the Trustees, their family and friends with special help from the Princeton Recreation Department, Princeton Township Public Works, and Princeton High School‘s community service club. This oasis of calm and delight, with its beautifully situated amphitheatre, is host to many outdoor performances and town events.
The gardeners work on Sunday mornings, and when thier work is done, they can count on refreshments thanks to a host of other volunteers. It is truly a total community effort and commitment.
Sister City Foundation
beautifying, educating and enriching this community
"Leave A Legacy,
Buy A Brick"
Click the link above to
download the brochure & order form
HELP US PAVE THE WAY
IN THE AMPHITHEATRE
Community Park North, Princeton, NJ
The “Leave A Legacy – Buy A Brick” fundraiser is a special way to bestow honor upon a loved one, relative, friend, or a special moment in your own life.
TAKE YOUR PERMANENT PLACE IN PETTORANELLO GARDENS
1. Complete order form for engraving (limit is
3 lines with 13 characters per line), spaces
between words, commas and periods count as a single character,
2. Print neatly (engraving will be centered in
the allotted space), and
3. If you are sponsoring more than one brick,
please make copies of the form or call us for