New designs for Feaster Park and Pittman Park have been unveiled, moving these projects a step closer to construction on these projects.
This past Saturday, representatives with the City of New Brunswick, the Trust for Public Land and Rutgers University Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability unveiled proposed designs for both parks. These came about as a result of several months of planning and community discussions with neighborhood stakeholders as to what the public would like to see in the redesigned parks.
Feaster Park’s proposal includes plans for new playing fields, a spray pad, a garden, a fitness court, a playground, restrooms, new walking paths and an outdoor classroom area for the students of nearby Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts.
Additionally, a plaza area has been proposed to house a forthcoming statue of Paul Robeson, coordinated by New Brunswick Public Sculpture.
The discussion around Pittman Park proposed a tranquil green space to preserve the history of this site. Here, new planting beds, landscaping, seating and fencing are proposed.
New lighting and pedestrian accommodations are also proposed as part of the plans.
It is the goal of the City to be able to begin construction on these projects this summer.
To view the February 7 presentation, please click here.
The redesign of Feaster Park and Pittman Park are part of the City’s strategic plan to renew and re-energize its parks system, using our New Brunswick Parks Action Plan as a guide, created in partnership with experts at Rutgers University and the Trust for Public Land.