Upgrades to Veterans Park continue this week
Upgrades to Veterans Park continue this week. When the project is complete in late Spring, visitors to our flagship park will see a new gazebo, new concrete and paved walkways, ADA compliant ramps and picnic tables, a new pedestrian bridge, new sod and mulch and handicapped accessible parking.
The bulk of this project is funded by a Monmouth County Open Space Grant with portions funded locally through the Township's Capital Improvement Plan. Contrary to rumor, the project did not "run out of money". Two different contractors will be completing the work and township staff are doing related work in the area as well.
While the grassed areas around the pond will be inaccessible to allow our new grass to grow and thrive, the walkways will all be open for pedestrians to enjoy.
We also know that many people use the playground area on a daily basis. While we regret having to temporarily close the playground while concrete and new safety surfaces are installed, the playground will reopen as soon as possible.
Finally, we are also happy to report that the Recreation Commission will hold Hazlet Day as usual, but the construction will likely require the vendor area to be relocated to another location within the 90-acre Veterans Memorial Park. Details will be announced when they are available.