County, Highland Park Dedicate Reconstructed Donaldson Park


MIDDLESEX COUNTY officials, Community leaders and youth sports teams joined today to dedicate the newly reconstructed Donaldson Park.

Middlesex County recently completed a total reconstruction of the 90-acre park. The $6.1 million project was completed in three phases and included reconstruction of two Little League baseball fields, five softball fields, a baseball field and the tennis courts.

The County also built a new soccer field, a new boat ramp, dock and parking for boat ramp users and added a basketball court, comfort station and a fully accessible playground. Improvements were made to the pond and the area surrounding it and a new walk-bikeway system was added to separate vehicle traffic from pedestrians

Freeholder Director Dalina has worked hard to see this project through completion and has worked over all to increase the County’s park system from 4,500 acres to 6,670 acres.

“I am pleased that the reconstruction of Donaldson Park is now complete and we can all start to enjoy the new and improved fields, basketball courts, playground and walking and biking paths,” said Freeholder Director Stephen “Pete” Dalina, Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee.  “Donaldson Park has always been an asset to the community and these improvements will not only add to the existing beauty of our County, but will help to increase the quality of life of our residents.

The project was funded by a series of grants from the County’s Open Space and Recreation Trust Fund secured by the Middlesex County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 “These improvements are an investment in our community,” said Middlesex County Freeholder H. James Polos. “These renovations will help us to ensure that there will always be quality recreation opportunities available for future generations of County residents.”