PATERSON, NJ - Just over two weeks after Paterson’s city council voted to approve a contract to install an artificial turf field at Paterson’s Buckley Park local officials, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh, were on site to officially break ground on the $1.37 million project.

The new field, expected to be completed in four months, is designed to host multiple activities and sports including football, baseball, softball, soccer, and cricket.

Referring a recent $40,000 grant that will be utilized to develop a long-term plan to increase access to parks for all city residents Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson that the beginning of construction of the new turf field is only a start for his Administration.

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“Park access is critical to the health of a city in so many ways,” Sayegh said offering that, among others, they help increase public safety and offer opportunities for exercise. “This is perhaps one of my most momentous days as mayor, and one that I am committed to repeating many times over in the coming years.”

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