MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP: Woods Edge Park reopened after improvements


By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
With a snip of the scissors, Montgomery Township officials reopened a freshened Woods Edge Park in the Woods Edge development in southern Montgomery Township.
Mayor Ed Trzaska cut the ribbon to officially open the pocket park on Harvard Circle in the Woods Edge development, off Cherry Valley Road.
Recreation Director Karen Zimmerman, Recreation Committee Chairman Stephen Shueh and Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire – a former Montgomery Township mayor – were on hand for the ceremony.
The improvements to the park include two newly resurfaced tennis courts, a newly resurfaced basketball court, a pickle ball court and two new playgrounds. A shade structure also was added.
The refurbished Woods Edge Park is the latest park to have undergone improvements. The facilities at Montgomery Veterans Park, Van Horne Park, Mill Pond Park and Lubas Field have been updated, Mayor Trzaska said.
Montgomery Veterans Park is located off Harlingen Road, and Mill Pond Park is located off Dead Tree Run Road and Harlingen Road. Lubas Park is on the Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road, and Van Horne Park is shared by Rocky Hill Borough and Montgomery Township.
The parks improvement program grew out of a community survey initiated by the Recreation Committee, said Shueh, who chairs the committee. The township sought to find out what residents wanted in the parks.
“We are committed to maintaining the quality of our parks, while sticking to our core governing principle of ‘do more with less,'” Mayor Trzaska said.
Caliguire, the Freeholder and former Montgomery Township mayor, said that “a great part of the reason Montgomery Township is a great place to live has been our continued investment in recreation and open space.”
“That investment continues with the rejuvenation of Woods Edge Park,” Caliguire said.