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New Designs For Three Brick Township Parks Unveiled

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Angela Hibbard Park (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Angela Hibbard Park (Photo: Daniel Nee) Click to enlarge.

A long-awaited dog park, walking paths, tennis and pickleball courts, plus electrical wiring for outdoor movies are just a few of the improvements that are planned for three Brick Township parks this year.

The designs for Colorado Park, Angela Hibbard Park and Lake Riviera Park were unveiled Tuesday night at a township council meeting, the first glimpse into the trio of projects that will be completed this year, starting with Colorado.

“They’re all going to be started and finished in 2015,” said Mayor John Ducey.

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Construction on Colorado Park is expected to begin on or about June 12, Ducey said. Angela Hibbard will be the next park to be rebuilt, followed by Lake Riviera. The township is still waiting on some environmental permits from the state that are required before work on Lake Riviera Park can begin, the mayor said.

Each park will feature upgraded landscaping, lighting and parking, as well as numerous new attractions.

Colorado Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee) Click to enlarge.
Colorado Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee) Click to enlarge.

At Colorado Park, there will be a new parking area, separate playgrounds for children ages 2-5 and 6-12 years old, two basketball courts and a baseball field with a clay infield. There will also be walking paths and a tree buffers; the walking paths will connect to the trail head for the Sawmill bike path, said Councilwoman Andrea Zapcic. The park will also feature electrical connections for movies in the park.

The rebuild of Angela Hibbard Park (see the rendering at the top of the story) will include two dog parks – one for small dogs and one for large dogs – as well as picnic benches and a combination tennis court and pickleball court. A basketball court will also be included, as well as a new parking lot. The park will feature playgrounds for children 2-5 and 6-12 years old.

Lake Riviera Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee) Click to enlarge.
Lake Riviera Park. (Photo: Daniel Nee) Click to enlarge.

Lake Riviera Park will include two playgrounds as well, along with a new walking trail and fishing pier. A rock wall will separate the beach area from a grassy play area, Zapcic said. A new gazebo will be built in the middle of the park.

The new parking area that will be built will solve an issue at the park that has lingered for years, officials said.

“There are some issues in the parking lot right now with exuberant teenagers doing donuts, so we’re going to be redoing it to prevent that,” Zapcic said.

The park rebuilds were all approved in the 2014 capital budget. This year, the township council included new designs for Bayside Park, Hank Waltonowski Park and Bernie Cooke Park.


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  • Tom Russo

    Reduce taxes and then rebuild the parks.

  • SoWhat?

    Glad the town is so flush with money. Thanks to Acropolis 24% take hike…….. We elected the democrats to roll that big tax hike back, but I guess Acropolis was right….we did need the 24% hike because the democrats and Ducey sure are spending it. ……NOW FIX THE STINKING ROADS AND FILL THE POT HOLES.

    • Frank Rizzo

      You seem to have an agenda here…I assume you Are a Brick Republican.

  • Frank Rizzo

    What are you willing to do without….what should they elmininate.

    • realcheeseyo

      Name some things you like, we can start with those first.

      • Frank Rizzo

        I like more cops which help keep crime down and help keeps Brick out of the news as being a crime ridden low class town. I like the paid ambulance which means faster response time. I like the town dump where I can get rid of garbage easier than most other towns. I like our township school bus drivers who take better care of our kids than some hourly sub contractor worker would. I like our crossing guards who look professional and do a great job. I like our road dept,…I like our school system too which does a great job even though some parents of the kids they have do not do such a great job at home with them…..I like a lot of what we get for what is a low rate of taxes compared to up north. The mandates of which the state and liberal federal government imposes on us and refuse to pay for is a factor in high taxes…as is insurance. Why do you complain…Obama has provided you with FREE health care…good FREE health care….jobs in this robust recovery he claims to have given you…and of course..Hope and Change….have your lives not improved since the messiah took over as dictator.

      • JW

        You really are the king on non-sequiteurs. I bet you blame Obama for the potholes on Burrsville Road.

      • Frank Rizzo

        As long as the federal,goverment wants to get involved in local and states issues why not then. If they want a say over how we live our lives and how our states function, then take it all on….so yes….the reason we have potholes is because of the programs Obama has run which took money away from our suburbs and spent it in the cities is missing from our state and county budgets.

      • JW

        Not that anyone was taking you seriously before, but this is about all the proof anyone needs if they were ever in doubt about your insanity.

      • Frank Rizzo

        They sure take your hate of whites and elderly serious enough.

      • JW

        They don’t because they know I was making fun of your white supremacist inclinations and tendencies towards unrelated race hate. You on the other hand are simply a joke of a troll.

      • realcheeseyo

        Wow way to turn an article about local parks to one about Obama. You must be a blast at parties.

  • SoWhat?

    The democrats would not be able to do any of this without the Acropolis and GOP council 24% tax hike. …The republicans lost the election because of the tax hike and now the democrats are using the money to rebuild parks to garnish votes for re-election. ….Funny how things work out.

  • SoWhat?

    Make these parks nice because the people moving in from Lakewood will need plenty of recreation area when they take over Brick Township in the near future.

    • Frank Rizzo

      They see to be moving west into Howell and Jackson. The mayor seems to have done more than the Greek Pirate did in controlling these slum lords from Lakewood and has taken more of a proactive stance on it then any Republican in Brick. Ask the people at the Howell Shop Rite now that the Lakewood one has closed how they are doing.

    • Trevor

      its one thing when you push illegals and the poor out of their community, no one bats an eye. But when they start trying to push middle class whites out of their communities there is and will be strong resistance. Brick will NEVER be Lakewood.

  • Geoff Dubrowsky

    Looks Great Now Lets Get A Hotel Built!

  • JW

    I really hope this Colorado Park redesign falls through. We don’t need to pave anything else over just to add parking spaces. Plus, they’re getting rid of one baseball diamond. Call me a fiscal conservative and a minimalist, but the only thing that park needs is a very little capital investment and a good landscaper, not millions of dollars for a gold-plated project like this.

    • JW

      And another thing- summer movies in Colorado Park sounds like a great idea until you realize the Sawmill woods are essentially a massive swamp teeming with mosquitoes from May to September.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Get off my lawn you dam kids!