MAYOR DAVIS talks parks and recreation with hudson county alliance for action

Davis HCAA Breakfast 2016

(BAYONNE, NJ) – Mayor Jimmy Davis delivered remarks to the Hudson County Alliance for Action who held their 2016 Breakfast meeting in Bayonne. The Hudson County Alliance for Action, a County Chapter of the state-wide New Jersey Alliance for Action, is comprised of top corporate, labor, academic and government representatives who share a mission to improve New Jersey’s economy through the promotion of capital construction and infrastructure investment.

Speaking to the importance he has put on recreational programs, Mayor Davis stated, “Parks and recreation is a huge part of what gives a community its identity.” He continued, “It’s a reason people buy homes, send their kids to local schools, and enroll them in local programs. Investing in parks infrastructure is critical, and is all too often overlooked.”

Over the past year and a half, the City of Bayonne has celebrated the completion of three major recreation facility projects: renovations to Don Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium, the reconstruction of the Richard L. Korpi Ice Rink, and the construction of the City’s first park designed specifically for children with special needs.

“The multi-million dollar renovations to Don Ahern Veterans Memorial Stadium transformed limited condition-determined fields into a multi-use, state of the art facility complete with new turf baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and multipurpose fields,” said Mayor Davis.

Continuing his comments, Davis stated, “Last October we did something exciting when we cut the ribbon on the City’s first playground built specifically for children with special needs. This tremendous project was funded by a nearly quarter-million dollar grant from the Hudson County Open Space Fund.”