Simply called Waterfront Park, a new recreational area on the border of North Bergen and Guttenberg boasts a tremendous view of the Manhattan skyline, as well as a playground for children and gazebos for families to find shade and relax in.
County Executive Tom DeGise noted that the first municipal park in Guttenberg would not have been possible without finances from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund, also noting that the project was first introduced back in 2006.
Guttenberg Mayor Gerald Drasheff called the occasion “a wonderful day for Guttenberg and North Bergen,” praising county and municipal government’s ability to work together and convert this park from fantasy into reality.
North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco noted that the park was built at no expense to Hudson County taxpayers, stating that Hurricane Sandy was a contributing factor to the delay of construction.
Sacco later said that all the uses of the park are still being determined, noting that concerts could possibly be held in the amphitheater in the future.
At the post-event press conference, Drasheff and Sacco answered a question from Hudson County View regarding if further development in Guttenberg – which is just four blocks wide – is a possibility.