PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh has said repeatedly that “parks are a priority” for his Administration. He’s also touted the relationships he and his team are developing in state government, as well as other potential supporters, to help bring on Paterson’s resurgence as a world class city.

On Friday those two things came together at the city’s highest point, Vista Park, as New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced that Paterson has been awarded $1 million to improve the space that looks out across the nation’s first industrial city.

The improvements, officials said, include adding 40,000 square feet of green space, pathways, a loop trail, amphitheater, picnic areas, meadows, playgrounds, observation decks, timber steps, an outdoor classroom, lighting, comfort amenities and parking.

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“We are thankful to the DEP for awarding the City of Paterson the Green Acres grant,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh. “This grant will further help us in the continued effort to revitalize Vista Park, which will be the largest park space added in Paterson in decades.”


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