Freeholder Anthony Vainieri revealed a 5 year plan to restore James J. Braddock park. The plan includes includes ideas such as digital way finding signage, resurfacing the playgrounds and fields, and one that is getting much attention - the possibility of utilizing the pond for boat rentals.
The county will explore the option of boat rentals once "the electrical issue have been corrected" and the "area is safe".
“Today I had a meeting with county officials within the parks division and engineers to lay out plans for James J. Braddock Park. These improvements will be on a priority list starting with the most important,” says Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Vainieri. “If all projects listed on our plan are to be completed, we're looking close to 5 years or more. Also providing funds would be available.”
When pressed about the likelihood of boat rentals Freeholder Vainieri wrote “That’s a [might]. I’m trying!”
"The county wouldn't pay a cent for this, on the contrary, make money off of whoever leases the building from the county that operates boat rentals. The county law department and administration will go through the legal part of who gets awarded a contract"The county wouldn't pay a cent for this, on the contrary, make money off of whoever leases the building from the county that operates boat rentals. The county law department and administration will go through the legal part of who gets awarded a contract. [but] I'm not in those discussions at all,"," says Freeholder Vainieri.
Boat rentals are nothing new to James J. Braddock park's history. The pictures below are of the boats that once occupied Woodcliff Lake.
This plans comes a month after the Freeholder blasted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for shutting down construction projects via the Transportation Trust Fund.
“As always, when our Governor can’t get his way in Trenton, he holds us all hostages, unless your name is Trump. Due to his order of all road repairs be stopped immediately, until he gets his way, the paving in Braddock Park is on hold. So our roads will remain in disrepair until he gets his way,” Vainieri wrote. “This also affects the entire stretch of Park Ave in North Bergen. Call the Governor and demand we fix our roads! You can call him at the Trump campaign, cause he’s never in New Jersey.”