Sweeney, Burzichelli, Taliaferro Tour Upgraded Riverview Beach Park

Sweeney, Burzichelli, Taliaferro Tour Upgraded Riverview Beach Park 

 

West Deptford – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Assembly Speaker John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro toured the Riverview Beach Park in Pennsville today to view the recent accessibility upgrades made to the recreational pathway, including a new wheelchair accessible walking path. The pathway improvement project was partially funded by a grant through the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN). The remaining funds for the project came from the Pennsville Rotary Club, the VFW and the Pennsville September Fest Committee.

 

“The accessibility upgrades to the Riverview Beach Park were essential, as all people, no matter their ability, should feel welcome to explore and enjoy the scenery,” said Senator Sweeney. “Ensuring that all of our public recreational spaces are accessible and able to accommodate individuals with disabilities is a top priority of mine. The NJHCN’s grants have helped disabled New Jerseyans over the last decade. It is my hope that more parks across the state will be inclusive in their accessibility, Riverview Beach Park is a glowing example for others to follow.”

 

“It is great to see local organizations giving back to the community to help make public spaces able to be enjoyed by all,” said Assemblyman Burzichelli. “The accessibility upgrades made to Riverview Beach Park show that the community recognizes the importance for parks like this to be easily accessible to all individuals, regardless if they have a disability or not. Thank you to NJHCN, the Pennsville Rotary Club, the VFW and the Pennsville September Fest Committee for providing the funds to complete this necessary project.”

 

“All of our residents deserve to have equal access to enjoy the many great features Riverview Beach Park has to offer,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro. “The upgrades that were made to make this park more accessible were very much needed and now people of all abilities can visit this park with ease. I am grateful for all the groups that contributed to funding this project and I hope to see more projects like this one in the future.”

 

“We thank the Senate President for his dedication to the disabled community and his ongoing work to ensure that all New Jerseyans are both seen and heard,” said Steven J. Krough, Pennsville Township Emergency Management Coordinator. “The partial funding from the NJHCN’s grant and the work of the Senate President has made these upgrades possible and allowed for disabled community members to utilize our facilities in a stress-free environment. Riverview Beach Park is now truly welcome to any and all visitors, no matter their physical capabilities.”

 

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network brings together local, regional, and statewide funders, leaders, and partners to support communities in implementing healthy eating and active living strategies to advance environment, policy and system changes.

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