New Jersey Senate Candidate Angela McKnight Issues Statement on Liberty State Park Revitalization Program
(MAY 25, 2023—HUDSON COUNTY, NJ)— Following a community open house held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Assemblywoman Angela McKnight who is running for State Senate issued the following statement:
“Liberty State Park is the crown jewel of New Jersey, and I am proud to have it in my district. As a sponsor of legislation establishing the Liberty State Park Design Task Force that also provided initial funding to revitalize the park, I am grateful to the Governor and Commissioner LaTourette for advancing a plan that cleans up Liberty State Park, expands public access to safe, open space, and creates new recreational opportunities for residents of all ages to enjoy. Clean, open public spaces and parks are hard to come by in a densely populated area like Jersey City and Hudson County, but they are essential to the health, well-being and quality of life of everyone in the community. Likewise, our schools lack the necessary athletic facilities to compete with the suburbs. I am excited that the Governor and Commissioner have included a community center and ballfields, but I am encouraging them to also consider high school athletic facilities for track and field meets and football games to accommodate parents, friends and classmates who want to watch the kids play. After seeing the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, I would also urge the DEP to rework its plan to bring water into the heart of Liberty State Park and increase the threat of flooding to the park and surrounding neighborhoods,” says Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson County) who is running for State Senate.