Building a Better Baldwin
Baldwin Park Projects
In 2016 the Borough reviewed the two main parks located in Baldwin, Elm Leaf and Colewood Park. Both were identified for upgrading to address the aging infrastructure and recreational relevancy. The Borough contracted with Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) to develop a long-range master plan for both. Phase I for Elm Leaf Park was designed and put out to bid in late summer 2017 Construction began in September and will completed in early May 2018. Phase I for Colewood also began construction in Fall 2017, and will continue through summer 2018. Below is a description of the work taking place and what to expect once completed:
Elm Leaf Park
This will become a brighter, more open, and inviting park with upgrades and amenities. The entrance road has been relocated and the all the park amenities will be located within approximately the same elevation vs. the old area, which was very hilly. Care was taken to work around the large oak tree near the old entrance to maintain this signature point. The new area will have upgraded lit horseshoe courts (4 total), with a small lit pavilion (20'x16') and two GFI electrical outlets; a new playground area with new equipment and a modern rubberized play surface; a fully functional restroom with plumbing and electric; a parking lot with 36 spaces, including ADA parking; a large pavilion (24'x36') with lighting and two GFI electrical outlets and an adjacent corn hole court area with permanent cornhole structures. The entire park will have 4 street lights and a walkway connecting all the amenities ringing the parking lot. All site lighting will be LED, which is more energy efficient and brighter. Based on the new design, you will be able to watch your kids play on the new playground while sitting in one of the pavilions or playing horseshoes. The project is scheduled to be complete and open for the public in May of 2018!
Phase I will consist of a new soccer field (i.e. installation of a playing surface for use beginning in spring 2019). Additionally, the old wooden playground which was removed in 2016 will be replaced with a new playground area with new equipment and a modern rubberized play surface. Phase I will also include a new parking lot on the Colewood side consisting of approximately 24 spaces.