ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and the Orange City Council announced infrastructure upgrades that will enhance public access to Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park. New crosswalks, sidewalk ramps, pathways and roadway striping along Oakwood Avenue make it safer and easier for senior citizens residing at Mount Carmel Towers, Oakwood Towers and Orange Park Apartments to visit and enjoy the park.
Montclair Resident Roz Samuels, who was present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, said, "The seniors needed this. People used to speed down the street and it was hard for them to get across to the park. Now cars have to slow down with the addition of the speed bumps and the new pathway allows them to whell across the street to the park." Samuels is a member of and represented St. Matthew AME Church, which is located across the street from Orange Park.