Sports field lighting. A permanent dog park. Dedicated pickleball courts. Restroom facilities. Indoor multi-use sports facilities. An outdoor exercise facility with equipment. Benches and seating areas. Additional parking. Those are just some of the ideas for improvements at Community Park South in Princeton.
Residents weighed in on various ideas and made their own suggestions at an open house on Thursday at the municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street. A few hundred people came to the drop-in event, where residents could chat with Mayor Mark Freda, town officials, and a consultant from Suburban Consulting Engineers.
Residents who attended “voted” on potential improvements by placing dots on renderings of various options for park improvements. They also could take a survey and submit their own suggestions to the municipality.
A second public engagement meeting is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the municipal building.
The municipality is developing concept plans for the 26-acre Community Park South facility with the goal of creating a park environment that is safe, sustainable, accessible, and environmentally friendly.
For more information about the project, please visit the recreation department’s website or
the Community Park South Master Plan Project webpage. The webpage contains a short community engagement survey in English and Spanish. Hard copies of the survey can be obtained at the Recreation Department office at 380 Witherspoon Street.
Final concept plans will be presented at a recreation commission meeting in late spring or early fall for endorsement and will then be submitted to the Princeton Council.