NJ towns, groups receive state Green Acres funds for parks, open space

MIKE DEAK / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM – The state has given Central Jersey municipalities and nonprofits an early Christmas present by approving funding for projects to develop or update parks, playgrounds and fields through the Green Acres program.

The largest projects in Central Jersey are:

Middlesex County plans to redevelop a brownfield site in Perth Amboy for a synthetic turf football/soccer field, synthetic turf baseball field, playground and public access walkway along the Arthur Kill. The county also proposes a parking lot and restroom/storage building, as well as lighting, fencing, landscaping, utilities and stormwater management improvements. The total award for the project is $1.25 million …

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