Brick officials unanimously voted this week to reject a $1.3 million bid – the lowest the township received – to rebuild Colorado Park in the township’s Herbertsville section.
The park, which has fallen into disrepair over the years, is still due to be reconstructed, though officials will go back to the drawing board to figure out how to lower the price tag.
“Our recreation committee feels design changes can be done and we can save money,” said Council President Paul Mummolo. “Revised plans are in progress.”
The original plan to rebuild the park included two new playgrounds, one for children ages 2-5 and one for children ages 6-12, plus basketball courts, a new baseball field with a proper backstop and clay infield, and a perimeter walking trail. The park would also have been equipped with infrared security cameras following incidents of vandalism which have plagued the park in recent years. In Nov. 2012, someone set fire to the park’s playground area, causing significant damage.
Officials did not elaborate on what kind of design changes would be necessary to reduce the cost of the project.