North Bergen officials cut the ribbon at the 10th Street Park grand reopening this week, which now includes a spray park, play structures, and gazebo.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“These highly anticipated renovations have been a long time coming for residents of 10th Street and North Bergen as a whole,” state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said in a statement.
“This park was a safety hazard and blight on the neighborhood and is now a jewel of our community. I am very proud to see this project finally completed and the smiles on the faces of the children playing here make it worth every penny.”
The ribbon cutting celebration included remarks by the mayor, refreshments such as free ice cream, and entertainment for children including balloon sculptures.
“This is just another example of North Bergen’s commitment to providing fun, safe green spaces for its residents,” added Parks and Public Property Commissioner Hugo Cabrera.
“I appreciate the township’s patience throughout this project as we unfortunately had to grapple with a number of delays related to the pandemic as well as underground infrastructure concerns. However, we have now reached the light at the end of the tunnel and I’m delighted to bring my own children here to realize the fruits of our labor.”
The new park was designed based on feedback from local residents and includes a spray park, play structures on safe rubberized surfaces, as well as a gazebo, shaded benches, decorative lighting, new receptacles, and landscaping.
The existing fencing was also removed and replaced, and a security camera system was installed to monitor the park for safety.