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Engineers win award for Bayonne park renovations

CME won a Project of the Year Award for the upgrades to Fitzpatrick Park

The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers presented an award to Consulting and Municipal Engineering Associates (CME) for the renovations at Fitzpatrick Park in Bayonne. Pictured left to right: Robert Russo (CME Engineering), David Samuel (Managing Partner, CME Engineering), Olga Garcia (President, New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers), Public Information Officer Joe Ryan (City of Bayonne), and Darren Mazzei (CME Engineering). The award was presented in Atlantic City at the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Awards Luncheon.

The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers has given the Consulting and Municipal Engineering Associates (CME) a Project of the Year Award for the renovations at Fitzpatrick Park in Bayonne. The award is in the organization’s category of Municipal Design Projects in places with populations above 20,000.

A panel of five engineers served as the judges for the awards event, which recognized fifteen projects across the state in a variety of categories. CME also received awards for designing a wastewater treatment plant upgrade in Allentown and managing a project at a firehouse in Holmdel.

The awards were presented in a ceremony at the recent New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers Awards Luncheon at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The ceremony took place at the 2022 conference of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

“I would like to congratulate CME for this award, which recognizes the high quality of our recent renovations at Fitzpatrick Park,” Davis said. “These renovations are an important part of our Administration’s program of improvements throughout the Bayonne municipal park system. We are very proud that the Fitzpatrick Park renovations have won statewide recognition.”

The renovations at Fitzpatrick Park include new playground equipment, a roller hockey rink, game and picnic tables, and stormwater management upgrades. The playground has new structures with Police Department and Fire Department themes. These structures honor the former Police and Fire Headquarters Building that stood on the site for most of the twentieth century.

The approximately $3 million in park improvements was unveiled in December of 2021, constructed by Picerno-Giordano Construction. The finishing touches were added later that month, with a clock and bell tower also erected in the park using the bells of the former St. Joseph’s Church. Meanwhile, CME has also designed the Phase II improvements to Collins Park that the city recently cut the ribbon on.

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