Pascrell Publicizes Main $three.three Million Outside Areas Grant to Passaic County

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Pascrell announces a major $3.3 million outdoor facility grant to Passaic County

The funding will renovate the park and is a legacy partnership award for Outdoor Recreation for New Jersey only

WASHINGTON, DC – US Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that North Jersey has received $3,349,369 from the Biden administration to refurbish North Pulaski Park in Passaic. The funding, provided by the US Department of the Interior, comes after Rep. Pascrell wrote to the government asking for money to revitalize the common room.

Funding will be used to install a new, larger playground, picnic areas, updated tree-lined entrances, fitness stations, native plantings, updated walking trails and a riverwalk.

“I’m glad the Biden administration has listened to our pleas and honored Passaic with our state’s only Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Award. Over $3 million will be used to provide more outdoor access for our neighbors and beautify our public lands.” said Rep. Pascrell. “We’re going to make these federal funds count because they’re going to help revitalize a really great community park. The North Pulaski expansion will give our current and future generations in Passaic County the opportunity to get away from their phones and TVs and spend more time with nature. I can’t think of a better use of government support.”

This project will serve and benefit the East Passaic community, which has been identified as an “overburdened community” under the New Jersey Environmental Justice Act, where nearly 66 percent of residents are low-income.

Of the $61.1 million on offer and the 26 cities selected, Passaic’s award is the only one in the entire Garden State.

Founded in 2014, The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) enables urban communities to create new outdoor recreation spaces, revitalize existing parks and create connections between people and nature in economically underserved communities.

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