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Colorado Park Rebuild to Begin Soon; Brick Council Awards Contract

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Colorado Park (Credit: Google Maps)
Colorado Park (Credit: Google Maps)

Construction to rebuild Colorado Park in the township’s Herbertsville section will likely get underway in the next four to five weeks following a vote this week by the township council to award a $998,452 contract for the work.

The contract was awarded to Precise Construction, of Freehold, which bid on a slightly-reworked bid specification sheet. The scope of the project largely remains the same, but some elements of the plan – minor items, such as the width of a macadam walking path – were changed after bids came in over budget earlier this year.

Council President Paul Mummolo said the initial bids on the project came in around $1.3 million.

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“We went back to the drawing board with our engineers and made a number of small changes that resulted in a significantly savings,” said Councilwoman Andrea Zapcic, who has been praised by her fellow council members for working hard on improvement plans for the township’s parks.

The rebuild of the park will include new playgrounds, sports fields and aesthetics – plus security cameras to prevent incidents of vandalism that have been an issue at the park in the past.

The rebuilt park, located at the end of Colorado and Nebraska avenues off Lanes Mill Road, will feature all-new attractions. It will include two 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.


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  • JJones

    Hope for the best cant wait to see it completed …

  • Adicia

    Thank you Mayor Ducey and town Council for rebuilding our Parks for all to enjoy.

  • JW P

    I like it the way it is now: Minimalist, low-cost and grassy.

    • Frank Rizzo

      When you grow up someday and actually own a house you will want these things to help improve neighborhoods and raise real estate values. When you have a child someday perhaps in between reading Sol Alynski’s book “Rules for Radicals” to him maybe you will appreciate it in its improved state.

      • JW P

        stfu Frank or whatever your real name is. You never contribute anything to these discussions except personal attacks and race hatred.

  • Doreen Gaffney Barr

    I have a year old grandson who lives very near to there. I can’t wait until it is finished. I’m looking forward to taking him over there to play. Make it really great!!

    • JJones

      Doreen just hope the new lighting and cameras and hopefully more police presents to protect the investment will end the drugs being used and sold there now to end and relocate back to condos across the trees and down the trails …

      • JW P

        There are no drugs being sold. I walk or bike that park and trail every bloody night of the week (weather permitting) and have been for years.

      • JJones

        Hey JWP Talk to the families who live by the park ..Colorado ,Nebraska , and Oregon and ask them how many times cars park at the end of there streets and how many times they call police to come and check …You keep hearing theres no problems because they dont report the half a dozen arrests in past 5 or 6 months..They have undercover working the park in warmer weather months…And look down sometimes and see empty beer cans and bottles all over the park…And look in trails and you will be amazed …

      • JW P

        Gasp- beer cans in the woods! And people park cars there like it’s public property. We have a regular Sodom and Gomorrah on our hands breeding licentiousness. Please, there’s more funny business going on a Brick Plaza on a Friday night.

      • JJones

        Hey just keep thinking like that JW ..its a problem and not just beer cans in the woods its a meeting place to smoke and do drugs and sell …Even if you dont want to believe that because you dont see it ..I will say cops do come quickly when called by atleast four families that see cars and wrong doings going on…I am hoping that new lighting and cameras will help and make them move on to another area or get caught …The new park will get much use with new families with young children in area..

      • JW

        I live a few blocks away and use the park daily- in the evenings no less. I don’t see it because it isn’t there. Whining about the drinking spot in the woods for high schoolers is so low-impact I can’t believe anyone can seriously gripe about it unless their life is almost perfect already. In the meantime, the township will blow a lot money building a vacant park. Nobody used it much before the arson!

        I’ve lived in this town for 40 years and can’t ever remember that spot being high-traffic EVER even when I was 6 and the only one on the damn swingset! It’s not on a main road and nobody knows where it is unless you live on the state streets!

      • JJones

        JW…4 weeks ago 3 cars parked on Oregon ave ..than surrounded by 3 police cars and 2 supervisors…around 11pm…last night 2 cars parked on colorado and police there checking them out at 12:30…..I ve lived in area for 5 years and its not as good as you think my friend ..you just dont see it ….and they dont post it ..

      • JW

        Used to happen on Alabama, Penn and NJ avenues on the other side of Lanes Mill all the time. It had nothing to do with any parks though, just the lowlife Pengs that used to live on Campbell. It’s Brick, so there’s always some scumbag somewhere. I live here and have all my bleeding life. I’ll be the first one to criticize this place where it’s due but it’s not some cesspool Sodom.

        If you ask me, sinking a cool $1m isn’t going to clean up a problem spot anyway. The cops are doing their jobs pretty damn well if they’re patrolling the park LIKE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO and keeping an eye on the slums of Greenwood Loop, Sawmill and Maple Leaf.

      • JJones

        JW the town is a great place to live agreed with only certain areas with problem that can be controlled if they just enforce the law and crack down when needed ..I also agree the police do a great job and now with this huge investment i would hope it will be patroled more offend …Lights and cameras and fingers crossed will help..We can only hope the children will enjoy the big pay out ..and distroyed by the low life scum….

  • #@#.com

    I don’t need a park. I have enough fun trying to dodge pot holes in the road on my bicycle and in my car. Please, please, please don’t pave the roads. we need to upgrade our little used playgrounds for the kids who never leave their houses.