Japanese Inspired Moon Gate in West Windsor Park, NJ

A landscape architect was designing a public space in a park in New Jersey. The entire park had an Japanese theme design. So he designed this unique “gate” for a walking trail. Called the Moon Gate, it is a simple rectangular structure with a hole for pedestrians to pass through.

Desiring the uniqueness of a living finish, they specified Cor-ten steel material for the main sides of the gate. Cor-ten has unique metallurgical composition in that it will patina and darken over a 20 year span.

The structure itself was simply some I-beams cemented into the ground. Due to budget constraints, some unique characteristics were phased out. But in the end it was an impressive Iron artistic project that has got so many accolades from visitors at this park in Central New Jersey.


  1. Derek Zuzunaga on January 3, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Hi , I’m looking for Japanese architecture in Nj, was wondering if this is a still open? Also if photos are allowed on premises? Thank you

    • Site Administrator on January 5, 2023 at 7:19 am

      Hello Derek,

      It has been quite a few years since we completed this job, but to my knowledge it is still open and there is now issues with taking pictures; I would be very surprised if they did.

      It is at Nash Park in West Windsor Township.

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