The JERSEY JOURNAL
By Mak Ojutiku | The Jersey Journal
on June 27, 2016
Mayor Steve Fulop and city officials held a grand opening ceremony Saturday for the city's first new municipal park in decades, Berry Lane Park, the largest open park owned by the city.
To further commemorate the opening of the $38 million, 17.5-acre recreational area, the Bergen-Lafayette park between Garfield Avenue and Woodward Street was the location of a family day festival, which was attended by hundreds of residents on Saturday.
Fulop thanked everyone who came out to the opening of what he called "the most significant park opening in Jersey City, probably in decades."
"It's going to further energize this area, creating more opportunity for children and a place to go to, and create just a better environment for everybody," Fullop said.
Fulop also announced that the city received a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation and also will begin plans on building "one of the best skate parks in the United States."
Photo: The grand opening for Jersey City's new $38M park, Berry Lane Park, was held at the park on Garfield Avenue. June 25, 2016. Mak Ojutiku | The Jersey Journal