PATERSON, NJ - Efforts to restore Paterson’s Ivanhoe Mill Wheelhouse and Upper Raceway Park, as well to improve Eastside Park got a boost earlier this month thanks to a combined $325,000 in grant funding awarded by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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.
"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.”
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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