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Brick to Receive $1M in State Funds Toward Two Park Renovations

Bayside Park, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)
Bayside Park, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

Brick will use $1 million in state Green Acres funding to help carry out plans to rebuild two township parks.

A $1.2 million contract for the work at one of the parks, Hank Waltonowski Park (also known as Birchwood Park), already has been awarded, while the new development learned this week is that Bayside Park will be rebuilt this year.

The park, across from Brick Beach III on the bayfront, was devastated in Superstorm Sandy and – except for some emergency bulkhead and planking work – has never recovered. It remains popular, however, for crabbing, fishing and for those seeking a sunset photo.


Hank Waltonowski Park’s improvements include the construction of two playgrounds – one for children ages 2-5 and one for children ages 6-12 – plus safety surfacing in play areas, a basketball and volleyball court, a gazebo, and lighting and security cameras.

Detailed plans for the Bayside Park’s renovation have yet to be released and the township has not yet sought bids for the work to be completed.

In addition to the state funding, Brick has planned for the improvements in its annual capital budget.

  • Mark Story Jenks

    I wonder how far that money will go.

    • james pringle

      As far as the local governments pockets.

  • Late Night Comedian

    I remember good old days when they made a park for all ages between new born to old age. 2 year olds could run around on grads and old seniors could sit on benches.
    The good old days.

    • Jack Mac

      Herbertsville park is like that from hours 9 to 12 now and 9 to 3 before school gets out …than the basketball courts kicks in and the trouble starts

      • Jack Mac

        And they will promise security cameras and you’ll never get them !

  • Chief Wahoo

    Waste of money. But just print up a bunch more. Janet Yellen will approve.

  • Marilyn De Puyt Casson

    At first I was a little skeptical when Angela Hubbard Park on Drum Point was renovated but it is wonderful to see the number of people now enjoying the new playgrounds, dog park and sports courts. Money well spent.

  • 205167117

    They seem to be making good progress at Birchwood Park.