MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY -- The Town of Morristown and Mayor Timothy Dougherty hosted  a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kleitman Woods Park Project, on the corner of Wallace and Hillcrest Avenues. Mayor Dougherty highlighted the park's upcoming improvements which includes  leveling of the existing grass clearing to afford an open grass play area, installation of boulder walls, landscaping, picnic tables and stone dust paths, one of which will lead into the wooded section to benches on the summit of the hill.

This project, named in honor of Milton and Bertha Kleitman who purchased the property in the 1940’s, is meant to preserve the natural aesthetic of the site, while creating a place of passive recreation and gathering for residents. The two-acre property was obtained for open space in 2012 for $350,000. 

“Thanks to the possibilities provided by the Green Acres funding program, we are able to preserve open spaces and I believe Kleitman Woods Park creates more opportunity for families to be active and enjoy the outdoors,” said Mayor Dougherty.

Construction is expected to be completed later this summer. .