SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has announced that it will begin renovation of Promenade Park, located at 424 Springfield Avenue, on May 5.

The project is expected to take approximately four to six weeks to complete, and will include the installation of lighting, seating walls, landscaping upgrades, decorative walkways, and replacement of a drinking fountain.  During construction, the Promenade will be closed to all pedestrian traffic, and access to all businesses will be from Springfield Avenue.

“This much anticipated renovation project for the Promenade Park will create a useful space for shade, relaxation, a quiet lunch or a cup of coffee,” explains Beth Kinney, Director of Community Services for the City of Summit.  “It will be a place that all members of the community and visitors to Summit can appreciate and use.”

Pedestrian access to the Tier parking garage will continue through the pedestrian sidewalk between the train tracks and 47 Maple Street, as well as through the pedestrian walkway between 444 and 446 Springfield Avenue and the main Tier garage entrance on Springfield Avenue.  Please contact the Department of Community Services at 908-273-6404 with any questions about the construction project. 

The restoration project is being funded by grants from the Summit Area Development Corporation (SADC), Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF), and through private donations from local businesses and individuals.  To make a contribution to the project, send your tax-deductible contribution to SADC, PO Box 299 Summit, NJ 07901-0299.