Paterson breaks ground on $1.2 million renovation of Lou Costello Memorial Park | Paterson Times

Paterson breaks ground on $1.2 million renovation of Lou Costello Memorial Park


Mayor Andre Sayegh broke ground on a $1.2 million project to renovate the long-neglected Lou Costello Memorial Park on Cianci Street.

Under the renovation plan, the park will undergo a full re-design. A new playground will be installed. A new stage will replace the existing gazebo that presently shelters vagrants. New lights will be installed. Trees will line all sides of the park on Ellison Street, according to the plan.

Ridgefield-based Adamo Brothers Construction was awarded a $1.25 million contract to renovate the park. Funds for the renovation are mostly from grants, such as federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), according to public records.

“It will be the first of its kind, where you have play space for children with autism,” said Sayegh during the groundbreaking last Wednesday. School 2, just two blocks from Lou Costello Memorial Park, has a program for autistic children.

Public documents state the park has to be renovated by the contractor within six months after the contract is awarded.

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  • Uptownstomp

    Waste of money. We all know the homeless congregate in that park.

  • TK Kirkland

    Complete waste of funds. Might as well make a 5 star shelter for the homeless who sleep there!

    • SamiAm

      You know it’s bs. There pocketing the money

  • ArchbishopJones

    Great for Paterson Great

  • Robert Tyler

    I agree with all detractors of this article. What a total and utter waste of a million dollars! Who cares about Lou Costello? Most people don't know who the hell this guy is? He didn't even request to have his remains buried here. He's taking a dirt nap in california. You got a stadium(hinchliffe) 2 blocks from that park where so called negro league baseball was played. Some of the greatest baseball players ever to lace them up played there. This park should be named after the great Larry Doby, the second black man to break the color line and is in the hall of fame.