City Receives Planning Award

Asbury Park Planner and Springwood Park Project Manager Kirk Danielson accepts Planning Award on behalf of Asbury Park.

Asbury Park was recognized for its work in creating Springwood Park by the New Jersey Planning Officials organization, receiving a 2018 Achievement in Planning award. Director of Planning and Redevelopment, Michele Alonso, and Springwood Park Project Manager Kirk Danielson from Suburban Consulting Engineers accepted the award at a ceremony recently in Edison.

The NJPO, which was founded in 1938, is a 9,000 member non-profit organization that provides educational services, support and information to municipal planning boards, zoning boards of adjustment and elected officials.

“We thank the New Jersey Planning Officials for recognizing the hard work it took to create Springwood Park,” said Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, “From acquiring the land, to environmental clean-up, to financing, the park was many years in the making and had to be built out in multiple phases. We are incredibly proud to be able to provide the residents of Asbury Park with the first major park on the West Side in over a century.”

Springwood Park includes three separate use zones including an Active Play Lawn Panel, an Arts Zone and a Passive Recreation Zone. The facility is used for various recreation activities throughout the year including the Music Mondays concert series, APPD’s National Night Out Event and the City’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

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