NJ Recreation and Park Association
Excellence in Design Award 2018
Veteran's Park –Borough of Edgewater
The centerpiece of the Edgewater's Recreation System is Veterans Field Park which is located in the Northerly Portion of the Borough along the Hudson River. In 2011, it was discovered that contaminants associated with Historic Fills in excess of NJDEP standards existed as the site and the Borough was forced to restrict access to the park.
In the spring of 2012, the Borough of Edgewater Bid and Awarded a contract to remediate and improve the park; however, in the Fall of 2013 it was discovered that additional significant contamination existed at the site and the project ground to a halt.
In October of 2014 the remediation work resumed at the site and in early 2015, the Borough Governing Body authorized CME Associates to develop a design for the improvements to the 24 +/- acre park.
The amenities constructed under the Veteran's Field Improvement Project include: a Multipurpose Synthetic Turf Field Complex for Baseball, Little League, Football, Soccer and Lacrosse, a natural grass Softball Field, covered dugout area shade structures, Sports Field Lighting for all fields, an 18,000 square foot Playground with areas for children ages 2-5 & 5-12 and a central Spray Park water play feature, a Comfort Station with restrooms, A Great Lawn area for passive recreation, asphalt walking paths with pathway lighting, a picnic grove with grilling stations and picnic tables, an outdoor exercise equipment station area, water fountains, additional parking areas, a new electronic variable message park sign, several memorials, sitting areas, a clock tower and landscaping. Utilizing the former site of the Veterans Field this project reclaimed an important community park facility which was closed for many years and transformed this Hudson River park location into a new magnificent recreational facility for all of the pubic to enjoy.
The construction of the redesigned park was completed on June 30th 2017, in time for the Borough's Fourth of July Celebration and Veteran's Field Park Grand Reopening Ceremony.