The Township of North Bergen held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the much-awaited new downtown park on Paterson Plank Road on Thursday, July 9. Built overlooking the Meadowlands, the beautiful new park is part a dedicated effort to revitalize this area of the township.
Mayor Nicholas Sacco cut the ribbon officially opening the $1.2 million park. Funding for the park included $500K from Hudson County Open Space and $220K from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The township also negotiated with Hudson Mews, the new housing project next door, the assist in site preparation and building of the park, saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction costs.
The beautiful new park contains many great features for kids and adults, including the following:
Spray park with water from columns and up from the ground
Two playgrounds with rubberized surfaces for 2-5 and 5-12 year-olds
Two sets of tot swings
New decorative lighting
Gazebo with two benches
Additional benches and receptacles
Parking spaces including handicapped spots
Joining Mayor Sacco in cutting the ribbon and opening the park were Parks Commissioner Hugo Cabrera, Finance Commissioner Julio Marenco, Public Safety Commissioner Allen Pascual, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, Township Administrator Chris Pianese, Police Chief Peter Fasilis, Parking Authority Executive Director Robert Baselice, and other local and county officials.
The architect for the park was Remington & Vernick Engineers and the builder was Picerno-Giordano Construction