WASHINGTON, DC — Last week, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Long Branch, NJ will be receiving more than $1.5 million in federal funding to repair two of the city’s recreational parks, Manahassett Park and Jackson Woods Park, both of which were damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) via the Sandy aid package Pallone fought for in Congress.

“These grants help to lessen the financial hit that our local governments still face as communities across the state continue to recover from Sandy,” said Congressman Pallone.  “And as we continue to rebuild, we have a unique opportunity to improve our public infrastructure so it is stronger and can withstand future storms.  I am grateful that FEMA recognizes the importance of these ongoing efforts in New Jersey.”

This allocation provides $1,592,903.71 in federal funding to Long Branch for contractors to make repairs to two of the city’s parks that were damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  The funding announced today will cover the costs for repairs to the Manahassett Park, including replacing fences, removing and replacing 36,347 square yards of synthetic Field Turf at the soccer and baseball fields, replacing 1,500 square feet of artificial turf at the putting green, and replacing 245 square yards of wood mulch at the playground.  Additionally, the funding will also cover repairs to Jackson Park, including placing 58 cubic yards of crushed stone in the parking lot and replacing fences and gates.