Sections of Votee Park Reopened
Marked areas remain off limits as a "precaution," according to the town.
The Township has released a list of areas in Milton A. Votee Park now open to the public after the discovery of soil contamination prompted officials to close the 40-acre park.
As Patch reported last week, Teaneck and state officials met in Trenton to explore ways to handle the contamination. Township officials also released a report by environmental consultant GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies Inc. detailing soil tests taken throughout the park.
Teaneck’s main park was ordered closed Dec. 14 when officials were alerted to elevated levels of benzo(a)pyrene and PCBs under Votee’s soccer field. The contamination was discovered in tests required as part of a project using state Green Acres funds to install artificial turf on the fields. More widespread contamination was found after officials ordered additional testing.
Last week, Patch reported areas of the park were reopened.
The town has now released the list below of specific locations open to the public:
"The Township has conducted soil tests of various areas in Votee Park. As a result, we’re pleased to announce that park facilities listed below are now open for public use. However, as a precaution, areas delineated by orange fencing remain closed to the public."
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- Bike way/perimeter walking path
- Inner walking path
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Inclusive playground
- Playground at the south end of the park
- Wading pool
- Hockey rink
- Main picnic area
- Tot lot