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The Sewaren Penninsula - History & Pictures


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EVENTS ON THE PENNINSULA

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For The Longest Time, And Through Numberous Township Administrations, There Has Always Been Talk About Developing The Sewaren Penninsula. The Penninsula Is A 39 Acre Tract Of Land That Begins Adjacent To The PSE&G Generating Station On Cliff Road And Extends Outwards To The Arthur Kill. There Are 2 Seperate Waterways Bordering The Penninsula - The Arthur Kill And Smith's Creek.
The Penninsula Remained Undeveloped And Overgrown With Heavy Brush And Foliage. The Only Uses That The Penninsula Served As Was A Placing Ground For Dredged Soil On 2 Seperate Occasions. There Is Also A Tower That Is Used For Commercial Vessels As A Guidance System.
In 1998, The Woodbridge Township Administration Began Developing Plans For The Penninsula. The Only Obstacles In The Way Was Of Course Funding And Being Required By The DEP To Cap The Land. Earlier, Inspectors Took Land Samples And Found High Levels Of Heavy Metals From The Dredging Of The Arthur Kill On 2 Previous Occaisions. It Was Recommended That 1 - 2 Feet Of Dirt Fill Be Placed On Top Of The Penninsula To Ensure A Proper, Healthy Surface.
In 1999, Woodbridge Township And Middlesex County Officials Seeked The Advice Of Several Architectural And Engineering Firms To Determine The Best Way The Penninsula Can Serve As.
Soon After, Woodbridge Township Introduced The Plans To Develop The Penninsula Into A Park, Then Sold The Penninsula And The Project To Middlesex County. By Doing This, Woodbridge Will Be Spared Of Several Expenses And At The Same Time, The Penninsula Would Have Quality Care.


Middlesex County Was Now In Charge Of Developing The Penninsula Which Includes, Construction And Upkeep Costs.
In Late 1999, After The Plans For The Penninsula Project Were Laid Out, Construction Crews Began To Clear The Penninsula. All Of The Weeds, Trees, Plants And Grass Were All Cut Down And The Penninsula Was Leveled. For The First Time In Years, The Surface Of The Penninsula Was Actually Seen.
From That Moment Forward, Crews Have Been Working On The Penninsula Clearing It And Adding New Soil To The Land. As This Is Written, Work Still Continues On The Project. Hydroponic Grass Has Been Planted And Foundations Have Been Poured. There Is Visible Plumbing Work As Well. The Construction Is Set To Be Completed Sometime In The Fall Of 2001, Possibly.
On A Related Subject, The Woodbridge Township Marina, Which Is Located Adjacentlly Is Supposed To Get An Upgrade By Having New Dock Slips Added.
The Sewaren Penninsula Park Is Supposed To Have Walking And Nature Trails, Fields To Play Sports, And An Ampitheatre.
Hopefully, The Sewaren Penninsula Will Add Even More Access To The Bay And Give Sewaren Residents More Recreation To Appreciate The Beauty Of Our Waterfront.

On Saturday, October 27, 2001, An Opening Ceremony Was Held At 2:00 p.m. To Dedicate The Park To The Late Woodbridge Police Officer Alvin Williams, Who Perished In The Line Of Duty While Attempting To Rescue Two Drowning Teens In The Rahway River.
I Was At The Ceremony And It Was A Great Day That I Looked Forward To For Some Time.

The Penninsula Is Now Open To The Public.

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK:
FROM WEST AVENUE- TURN ONTO DEBRA PLACE, GO THROUGH THE HOLE - IN - THE WALL.GO STRAIGHT INTO THE PUBLIC SERVICE GENERATING STATION
FROM CLIFF ROAD- TRAVEL DOWN CLIFF ROAD TOWARDS PORT READING. MAKE A RIGHT INTO GO STRAIGHT INTO THE PUBLIC SERVICE GENERATING STATION.
FOLLOW THE ACCESS ROAD A FEW HUNDRED FEET. TURN RIGHT INTO THE PARK ENTRANCE.


The Following Pictures Show The Chronilized Progression Of The Sewaren Penninsula From The Beginning Of The Project,To The Present.

- Architech's Sketch Of The Sewaren Penninsula -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -



- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


- Sewaren Penninsula Viewed From The Waterfront Park -


Exclusive Pictures Of The Sewaren Penninsula

- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -


- The Sewaren Penninsula From The Entrance -






- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula Under Construction -

- The Sewaren Penninsula During Cleanup -


- The Sewaren Penninsula During Cleanup -


- The Sewaren Penninsula During Cleanup -


- The Sewaren Penninsula During Cleanup. -


- The Sewaren Penninsula Filled With Brush Before The Project Began. -


- The Sewaren Penninsula Filled With Brush Before The Project Began.
- (Note The Nicest & Best Kept Boat In The Creek) -

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