Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is holding a press conference today to announce that the City will be transforming the PJP Landfill Superfund Site into a new, $10-million, waterfront park located along the Hackensack River at the foot of Broadway Way. The location sits below and to the west of the Pulaski Skyway.
Mayor Fulop will be joined by members of the City Council, Jersey City Parks Coalition, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, Captain Bill Sheehan and the Skyway Park Conservancy to announce the final transformation of the 35-year-old toxic Superfund site into more than 12 acres of usable, park space for Jersey City residents. The city’s $10 million investment will create public access to the open, green space located on the city’s westside along the Hackensack River waterfront.
Part of the transformation project includes the planting of more than 500 trees to memorialize each Jersey City resident who has died as a result of the COVID pandemic and was not afforded a proper, family-attended funeral due to gathering restrictions.
The names of each deceased resident will be part of a memorial wall constructed in the new park.
The park’s design will also include a pedestrian bridge to connect various sections of the park, a pollinator garden framing views to the Hackensack River, a waterfront walkway, as well as the grove of over 500 trees.
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