Park Master Plan & Improvements - Brookside Park

Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield, NJ


Brookside Park is located in the northerly section of the Township of Bloomfield.  It is a rolling meadow-like, passive use park of 5.7 acres along a meandering brook, the Third River.  The Master Plan illustrated below indicates site improvements designed by EI Associates to upgrade the park.  Site improvements include the following:

-Three new entrance plazas along  Broad Street, Morris Place and at Hoover Avenue

-Replacement and upgrade of entrance    stairway and bus-stop along Bay Avenue

-Three new groupings of playground equipment with new curvilinear beds of safety surfacing for each play area

-New evergreen groundcover plantings to stabilize the western and northern banks and to beautify the park perimeter

-An 8-foot wide meandering walkway loops around the park and among the trees. A second pedestrian bridge has been added

-New site furnishings include approximately 26 metal benches, 18 litter containers, 7 picnic tables, and 56 iron  bollards

-A new gazebo with seating as the central focal and gathering point