SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation announced earlier this month plans for improvements at Spring Lake Park. 

In a July 12 letter sent to borough officials, Rick Lear, the county’s director of parks and recreation, stated that the project at the South Plainfield-based property will include ‘removal of old lighting and installation of new lighting fixtures throughout the entire park and parking areas, resurfacing of pathways, drainage work near the firehouse parking lot, and electrical upgrades for the pond aerators.’

“With the new lighting and a new pathways, visitors will enjoy an improved park experience,” South Plainfield Councilman Gary Vesce told TAPinto, noting that, through the project, the county will also address a soil erosion issue at the lake’s bank near the firehouse. “I think this is going to be a great improvement, which will benefit all of those who utilize the county park.”

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According to county officials, the project will be conducted by Faigon, Inc. with T&M Associates retained by the county for construction management. In his letter, Lear stated that Faigon anticipates mobilizing the project by the end of July with contract duration anticipated to be 120 days.

“We do not anticipate the project will impact the public’s use of the park during construction or [that work will] significantly impact the borough’s Labor Day celebration,” stated Lear. 

"Spring Lake Park is viewed by many as the centerpiece of South Plainfield," said Glenn Cullen, the borough’s administrator. "We are very pleased with Middlesex County's decision to upgrade the lighting and pathways in the park. 

Spring Lake Park, located off of Plainfield Avenue, is a 127-acre county facility centered around a five-acre lake that includes a performance gazebo, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground, as well as bike paths and walkways. For more information about the project, residents can call the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation at (732) 745-5988

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