PATERSON, NJ - Paterson's Eastside Park will receive $150,000 in upgrades thanks to a grant from the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The funding will be used to beautify the park and improve pedestrian walkways for greater safety.
"Paterson’s future is going to be made more positive because of strong partnerships like the one we enjoy with Passaic County,” Mayor Andre Sayegh said. “On behalf of our residents I offer my thanks to Freeholder Director Bartlett and the entire board for helping us advance towards our goal of making our parks better and more accessible.”
Sayegh has made improving Paterson's parks a priority for his Administration and earlier this year launched a campaign to give all residents access to park space via a 10 minute from of their homes in five years.
Efforts to restore Paterson’s Ivanhoe Mill Wheelhouse and Upper Raceway Park will also get a boost with a total of $325,000 in grant funding being awarded to the City of Paterson.
The awards were part of a total of $975,000 in grants approved through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund on Oct. 8.
Once completed the funded projects create a beautiful and welcoming environment for families while also attracting tourism and revenue to our individual municipalities, Freeholder Director John Bartlett said, adding that in turn they increase property values.
Other grants awarded were:
Clifton: Richard Scale Park – $150,000
Little Falls: Duva Field Improvement Project – $150,000
Pompton Lakes: Willow Field/Joe Grill Complex Project – $150,000
Wayne: Shai Shacknai Inclusive Park Playground – $150,000
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