The city is among ten throughout the United States to receive a $40,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to improve residents’ access to high-quality parks and green space.
Funds will be used to develop a parks and fields master plan to boost the number of residents living 10-minute walking distance from a park from the current 72 to 100-percent.
“Creating a master parks plan will allow us to focus on access and quality when we make park funding decisions, and we are so grateful for the support of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign to help us create this plan,” said mayor Andre Sayegh in announcing the grant award.
The grant was awarded as part of the 10-Minute Walk campaign run by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In all $400,000 was awarded to the ten cities.
Paterson was the sole New Jersey municipality to get an award.