Jersey City’s Mayor Healy and City Council Introduce Marion Greenway Park

marion-and-healy-copyMayor Jerramiah T. Healy, members of the Municipal Council and the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey introduced to the community the future Marion Greenway Park, a 32-acre waterfront park, at the foot of Broadway.small-marion2

32-acre waterfront park
to include: • 2 soccer fields • an artificial drill/practice
area • a 1,300 linear foot extension of the Hackensack
River Walkway • a great open lawn that could be used as a
fairgrounds • a mile jogging/walking Path

Port Authority officials will contributeS4 million, as part of their Hudson- Raritan Estuary Resources Program, which accounts for nearly one third of the acquisition cost for the park property,a former Superfund site.

We are grateful to the Port Authority for this generous
donation that will help to bring a new park to our city’s west side,” said Mayor Healy. “Not only will we have hundreds of new jobs in the area from the AMB Warehouse, but we will now have a place where families can recreate, play soccer or take in nature. In an urban area with the density that we have, it is critical for residents to have places like this greenway.”

The Marion Greenway will be 32-acre park that will include two (2) soccer fields; an artificial surface soccer drill/practice area; a 1,300 linear foot extension of the Hackensack River Walkway; great open lawn to be
available as fair grounds on the water; and a mile jogging/walking pathfoot warehouse, AMB will also be providing five (5) acres of green space adjacent to the Hackensack River and will construct a portion of the Hackensack River Walkway. The open space and walkway to be provided by AMB will create a seamless green space with the Marion Greenway.

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