Brick officials are planning large-scale improvements to Angela Hibbard Park.
The township council went out to bid last week on a plan to effectively rebuild the park with a new playground for children ages 2-5, a second playground for children ages 6-12, a basketball court, a pickleball court, and two dog parks – one for small dogs and one for large dogs.
The project will also include a new perimeter walking trail, plus irrigation and drainage work, Councilwoman Andrea Zapcic said.
The improvements to the park, which is located on Drum Point Road just north of the intersection with Mandalay Road, are estimated to cost about $1 million, Zapcic said.
“This will be the smallest of the three parks we’ll be doing this year,” Zapcic said.
The other parks set to be redone this year are Colorado Park and Lake Riviera Park. The township council recently rejected bids for the Colorado Park project after they came in too high, officials said. The township is now soliciting bids again for work at that park under modified bid specifications.
It usually takes about four months between bidding and when the work begins on a project such as a park, said Business Administrator Joanne Bergin.