Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Upper Township holds ceremony to open Beesleys Point Park
top story

Upper Township holds ceremony to open Beesleys Point Park

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

Grand opening ceremony of the newly designed and constructed Beesley’s Point Park Tuesday Oct 19, 2021. New to the park are a modern boardwalk area with shade pergola, newly paved parking, landscaping and lighting, and a picnic shelter with a rooftop observation area. With the opening of a dedicated lane along the Garden State Parkway bridge to Atlantic County, the site also has become a gateway to Cape May County for runners, strollers and bicyclists.

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Cape May County and Upper Township officials were on hand Tuesday morning to officially open Beesleys Point Park.

Mayor Richard Palombo and others spoke at the grand opening ceremony for the newly designed and constructed park, adjacent to the bayside beach and boat ramp on Harbor Road, tucked away off Route 9, which has long been a popular location for kayakers, boaters and families enjoying the guarded beach.

Support Local Journalism

Your subscription makes our reporting possible.
{{featured_button_text}}

With the opening of a dedicated lane along the Garden State Parkway bridge to Atlantic County, the site also has become a gateway to Cape May County, with an increasing number of runners, strollers and bicyclists using the protected lane to travel between Beesleys Point and Somers Point.

New to the park are a modern boardwalk area with shade pergola, newly paved parking, landscaping and lighting, and a picnic shelter with a rooftop observation area that gives visitors a unique view of the bay, which is often busy with watercraft and wildlife.

The project redesigned and rebuilt the park, created and funded by the township and county through the county open space program. The county spent $2.33 million on the work, along with a contribution of about $100,000 from the township, according to township officials.

The design inspiration for the park is the county’s Creative Placemaking Plan, which creates a guideline for design in public spaces funded through the open space program. The idea is to use materials, patterns, colors and other aesthetic elements inspired by the county’s history and environment to give a recognizable, common look to the county projects.

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

The best local coverage, unlimited

Sign up for a digital subscription to The Press of Atlantic City now and take advantage of a great offer.

LEARN MORE

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News