The Township of North Bergen held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new downtown park on Paterson Plank Road. The park is built overlooking the Meadowlands and is part of a dedicated effort to revitalize this area of the township. RVE provided architectural services for this project and Executive Vice President and Regional Manager Richard Arango, PE, CME attended the ceremony.
The new park contains many great features for children and adults including a spray park, two playgrounds with rubberized surfaces for children ages 2 to 12, two sets of tot swings, new decorative lighting, a gazebo with two benches, additional benches and receptacles and parking including handicapped spots.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco cut the ribbon, officially opening the $1.2 million park. Funding for the park included $500K from Hudson County Open Space and $220K from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The township also negotiated with Hudson Mews, the new housing project next door, to assist in site preparation and building of the park, saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction costs.
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