Hudson County Commissioners Approve $13.3 Million to Fund Park & Recreational Improvements

Hudson County Board of Commissioners Approve Funding Projects and Equipment For Improvements to County Parks & Recreational Facilities 

Jersey City-The Hudson County Board of Commissioners have approved $13,305,000 to fund projects and equipment for improvements to various county parks and recreational facilities.  The funds will include costs for design, construction management, and other non-construction costs and insurance.

The following parks will receive funds:

Columbus Park, Hoboken will receive $250,000 to renovate bathrooms and install a new roof for the Sun House Pavilion.

Stephen Gregg Park, Bayonne will receive $2,680,000 to renovate the running track surface, shot put and long jump sections, Monument Park paths, lighting, flagpole restoration, Bollards in the parking lots along the river, four ponds filtration system, structure to house filter/piping, restore paths, compound asphalt will be milled/paved, bathroom renovations, ADA ramps for community center, drainage solution for flooding, building gardens below staircase with borders/irrigation, tennis court lighting and playground renovation.

James J. Braddock Park, North Bergen will receive $1,665,000 to create/build new impervious paths to the lake, compound asphalt will be milled/paved, replace flagpole at Veteran’s Circle, Drainage at racquet ball court, wall renovation, tennis court, fields 1&2 lighting to be replaced with LED lights, and roof replacement at the compound building.

Mercer Park, Bayonne along Jersey City border will receive $1,750,000 to renovate the Pavilion, the bathrooms, lunch room, and meeting area.

West Hudson Park, Harrison/Kearny will receive $1,415,000 to extend the garage for additional equipment storage, renovate the asphalt path around the lake, renovate the playground, and replacing the retaining wall by the lake.

14th Street Park, Hoboken will receive $220,000 to resurface asphalt basketball courts and soccer courts.

Laurel Hill Park, Secaucus will receive $410,000 for LHP Phase IV Environmental remediation.

Washington Park, Union City/Jersey City border will receive $1,175,000 to install a shade structure for tennis courts, retaining walls along paths, cooking equipment for snack bar building at little league field, path lighting in the picnic area, replace a spiked iron fence in playground to make children safe, 24”fence bordering all paths in park 4(dog park), concrete replacement in the compound, enclose roof on two gazebo’s, and repave parking lot JC side and retaining walls for WPA.

Lincoln Park, Jersey City will receive $3,545,000 to repair Phase 2 Cherry Hill gazebo, turf area for yoga, new turf for little league field, replace chain link fence on Rt. 440, create cricket/soccer field, entrances to the park need new steps/railings, widen path alongside track, generator for Lincoln Park Administration Building, convert existing old planting area for new construction unit, and additional funds required to replace Casino in the Park building.

Hudson County Improvement Authority will receive $195,000 to install two 36 foot trailers, including water/sewer hook ups for tennis courts in James J. Braddock Park in North Bergen.

Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Board of Commissioners are committed to improving and repairing all Hudson County parks to ensure the safety of county residents and its visitors.