$500K Would Fund Nature Walk in James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen

Hudson County Commissioners Authorize Acceptance of $500,000 From An Urban Parks Grant For James J. Braddock Park Nature Walk

Hudson County– The Hudson County Board of Commissioners have authorized the application and acceptance of $500,000 from an Urban Parks Grant from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, for creation of a James J. Braddock Park Nature Walk.

The Hudson County Division of Planning will apply for Urban Parks Grant Program in order to fund a park development project that will create a nature trail within the North Bergen. county park

James J. Braddock Park has a land area of 167 Acres.  It is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson County parks. The park is home to the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and offers visitors amazing views of the Manhattan skyline  It offers an array of forty-five various athletic facilities, including baseball/softball, bocce, tennis, handball, soccer, volleyball, football, eight miles of walking paths, playgrounds, and a variety of natural features.

The concept of the design for the trail will incorporate decorative lighting, stabilized crush stone surface and interpretive signage. The nature trail will connect Main Drive to the paved walking path surrounding Woodcliff Lake.  The existing land for the proposed   project is forested open space within Braddock Park. The nature trail will serve as an addition to the exiting eight miles of walkways contained within the park.  This will increase capacity to support active recreation opportunities for Hudson County residents and all other park visitors.

Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the members of the Board of Commissioners are committed to providing the necessary resources needed to assist communities to make capital improvements to parks, and acquire open space and preserve within Hudson County.