Owned by the County of Union and operated by the City of
mixed-use development contains a 350-seat amphitheater,
stone chess tables, bench
seating, plaza entry, surrounding flower beds, and a
two-story, 5,000 square-foot commercial building. A second
three-story building, set in the rear of the development,
houses a 22,000 square-foot state-of-the-art public library.
The entire development is in foot print of the former Linden
Theater at 400 North Wood Avenue. The promenade was named
after Raymond Wood Bauer, a deceased banker and
philanthropist. The promenade and amphitheater was
financed/funded in part through the Union County Improvement
Authority, the City of Linden, and the State of New Jersey
Green Acres program. The County of Union also contributed an
additional $250,000 in funding from the Open Space Trust
Fund’s “Green the Streets” program.