Phase 1 of Pavement-to-Park Construction Completed to Double the Outdoor Recreation Space for Ward F Residents

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has announced the opening of a new community park in Bergen-Lafayette. The park, which fulfills a much-needed recreational space in the area, was officially unveiled to the public in a ceremony on Friday.

Fairmount Park, following the renovation of underutilized lots and pedestrianization of a cut-through street near Fairmount and Summit Avenues, boasts a range of amenities designed to cater to a variety of interests and ages. It features a playground for kids, a fitness area for adults, and a spacious green space for all to enjoy. In addition, the park is equipped with a basketball court and a walking path, making it an ideal spot for sports and fitness enthusiasts.

The development of the park was a collaborative effort between the city government and the local community. Mayor Fulop thanked the residents and community groups who participated in the planning process and expressed his excitement about the positive impact the park will have on the neighborhood.

“We listened to the needs and wants of the Bergen-Lafayette community and worked together to create this wonderful park,” said Mayor Fulop. “This new recreational space will provide a safe and enjoyable environment for families and individuals to relax, exercise, and have fun.”

The opening of the Bergen Lafayette Park is part of Jersey City’s ongoing effort to enhance public spaces and create a more livable city for all. Mayor Fulop emphasized the city’s commitment to investing in the community and improving the quality of life for residents.

“We are dedicated to making Jersey City a great place to live, work, and play,” said Mayor Fulop. “The new park is just one example of how we are working to create a vibrant and welcoming city for everyone.”