The latest of Brick Township’s parks to be rebuilt will include two unique features: a new skateboard park as well as a special path where children can be taught how to ride a bicycle.
The township council this week awarded a $1,613,668 contract to Precise Construction, of Freehold, to complete the project at Bernie Cooke Park, located off Burnt Tavern Road behind the Wawa store near the Garden State Parkway entrance.
The newly-constructed park will include the same features as other parks in town that have been rebuilt in recent years, including two playgrounds (one for younger kids and one for older kids) a new parking lot, lighting and landscaping improvements, new basketball courts, a softball field and a walking path. But Bernie Cooke park will be home to a state-of-the-art skateboard park as well as a “trike path.”
“It’s a place you can bring toddlers to teach them to ride their bikes and about street signs,” said Mayor John Ducey.
The skateboard park will replace the former skateboard area at the Drum Point Sports Complex. The concrete skateboard area itself will feature all new equipment, replacing the aging and rough surfaces at Drum Point.
Officials expect the park to be ready to open toward the end of the year.