Officials from the Township of North Bergen broke ground on the 46th Street Park renovation project, which includes a new spray park, parking lot, as well as improvements to the baseball filed and basketball court, on Friday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am thrilled that we are finally beginning renovations on the 46th Street Park, which many in the community have been strongly advocating for,” state Senator (D-32)/Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.
“This project is a testament to the power of community collaboration, and I am extremely excited to see the positive impact it will have on the neighborhood.”
Some of the key features of the project include major renovations to the playground area including a new spray park, structures, and decorative lighting, along with the installation of artificial turf, a press box with sound system, a new batting cage, scoreboard and lighting, and bleachers, for the baseball field.
Additionally, a heat resistant turf dog run, including shaded benches and a water system to keep the area clean, were built, along with a new parking lot and walking path and renovations to the existing field house.
The basketball court was also resurfaced and had new backboard and rims installed.
Joining Sacco at the groundbreaking were Commissioners Frank Gargiulo, Hugo Cabrera, Allen Pascual, and Julio Marenco, Police Chief Peter Fasilis, Township Administrator Janet Castro, Parking Authority Executive Director Bob Baselice – who is running for county commissioner with Anthony Vainieri opting to run for township commissioner instead.
Board of Education Trustee Claudia Rodriguez, who rounds out Sacco’s board of commissioners slate with Cabrera, Pascual, and Vainieri, was also in attendance.