PATERSON, NJ - Efforts to restore Paterson’s Ivanhoe Mill Wheelhouse and Upper Raceway Park, as well to improve Eastside Park got a boost earlier this month thanks to a combined $325,000 in grant funding awarded by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The awards were part of a total of $975,000 in grants approved through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund on Oct. 8. 

Once completed the funded projects create a beautiful and welcoming environment for families while also attracting tourism and revenue to our individual municipalities, Freeholder Director John Bartlett said, adding that in turn they increase property values.

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"Paterson’s future is going to be made more positive because of strong partnerships like the one we enjoy with Passaic County,” Mayor Andre Sayegh said. “On behalf of our residents I offer my thanks to Freeholder Director Bartlett and the entire board for helping us advance towards our goal of making our parks better and more accessible.”

Other grants awarded were:

Clifton: Richard Scale Park – $150,000

Little Falls: Duva Field Improvement Project – $150,000

Pompton Lakes: Willow Field/Joe Grill Complex Project – $150,000

Wayne: Shai Shacknai Inclusive Park Playground – $150,000


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