JERSEY CITY, NJ - Parks projects in Bayonne, Hoboken and Jersey City were among those considered to receive funding from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund last week.

In total the three cities will receive more than $2.6 million to be spread out across six projects.

Among those included in Bayonne are phase 2 of the Russell Golding Park improvement. While the project, standing at the Avenue E gateway to the city, has been put on old due to work being done near the New Jersey Turnpike interchange, once completed the park will offer shuffle ball, tennis, basketball, and passive recreation. 

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The Hudson County Board of Freeholders also considered $500,000 for the upgrade of tennis courts in the Stephen Gregg County Park on the city's west side.

Hoboken's Northwest Resiliency Park would also receive $500,000 while an effort to develop an Elysian Park Dog Run would be awarded $116,150.

Two Jersey City projects, the Pavonia Marion Park and the Jersey City Reservoir No. 3 are also under consideration for $500,000 each. Considered an environmental sanctuary in Jersey City’s Heights section, Reservoir No. 3, which also offers fishing and a living laboratory for environmental projects, would utilize the funding for trail development and lighting. 

This year the county trust fund – which is funded by a small additional county tax – is set to award slightly more than $7 million to projects around the county when the Freeholders offer a final vote on October 7.

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