Get ready to play -- Middle Township has received a grant for over $1.2 million that will go towards the construction of Rio Grande Park.

According to a press release from the township, the proposed recreation development in Rio Grande is on the bike path on Railroad Avenue, just north of Route 47.

“We are extremely appreciative of the support from the Open Space Board and their commitment to Middle Township,” Mayor Michael Clark said in the release. “We look forward to providing quality recreation amenities to our residents and visitors alike.”

As part of the plan’s extensive public input, interviews with over two dozen sports and environmental groups were conducted, 188 public surveys were completed, and two well-attended public meetings were held.

The following improvements are being included thanks to the of $1,290,630 grant: a large and small dog park, basketball courts, multi-use courts that host tennis and pickleball, bike repair station, bike racks, water fountains, bocce courts, shaded tables and benches, gazebo with picnic tables, security cameras, message center and significant open lawn area with electric for movies, public speaking and dedications.


SOURCE: Middle Township press release, 3/29/18

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