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Brick to Seek State Funding to Rebuild Three Parks

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

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

Brick officials are expected to pass a resolution Tuesday night that will serve as an application for funding for the next three parks in line for reconstruction.

Township-wide, numerous parks, such as Herbertsville Park, Lake Riviera Park and Angela Hibbard Park, have been reconstructed with new amenities and beautification by the administration of Mayor John Ducey. The township council will submit an application  to receive $1 million in state grant funding for the next three: Birchwood Park (also known as Hank Waltonowski Park), Bayside Park and Bernie Cooke Park.

Bayside Park, especially, has been in poor condition since Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012. The other two parks have older equipment and fewer amenities, such as running and walking paths, compared to others. Bayside, which backs up to Barnegat Bay, is also a popular crabbing and fishing spot.

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Brick will fund $3,589,640 of the three-park project through through its capital budget. Once the funding has been confirmed, Brick will place the projects out to bid before awarding a contract, a process that can take months or longer.