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Edgewater's Veteran's Field At Last Headed To Completion

Construction is underway at Veterans Field. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule
Harley Ebert overlooking the basketball courts at Veteran's Field. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule

EDGEWATER, N.J. -- After several delays, borough officials say they're excited about the prospects for the reconstructed Veteran's Field.

They're hoping to obtain a $200,000 grant from Bergen County Recreation and Open Space Fund to help complete the project by next spring.

Chemically-tainted concrete contaminated the soil and closed the park off River Road three years ago.

Today, bulldozers and piles of dirt are a part of the changing landscape.

"The project is coming along beautifully," Borough Administrator Greg Franz told Daily Voice. "We already have a Little League field complete. Kids have been enjoying it since June 1,"

The Hudson River walkway has reopened.

"It seems like it will really be nice with the Astroturf so it will look green year-round," said Harley Ebert, who had just moved to the area from Atlanta, GA, and was recently shooting hoops alone on the new basketball court.

"I like to take my dog Milly out here," resident Sue Mayer said, "so we could really enjoy the great walking paths."

Plans are for additional fields for baseball, softball and all-purpose use -- allowing the community to enjoy football, soccer, and lacrosse, among other sports.

There will also be a memorial park, a performance bandshell and a kids' water splash area.

Ebert, for one, can't wait 'till spring.

"It's not too long," he said. "Soon enough, it'll be here."

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