Building a Better Baldwin

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. 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 entire project was broken out into four phases.

Phase 1 - Completed

The new area has upgraded, lit horseshoe courts, with a small 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. 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.

Phase 2 - In Progress

As we move towards construction of Phase 2 this fall, the plans consist of renovation of access drive, parking area, basketball courts, deck hockey rink, tennis courts and comfort
station/concession stand; construction of pedestrian walkway; installation of exercise equipment and play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. The lower field area will include a new accessible path along the edge of the parking area, around the entire field, at the beginning portion of the trail, and around the new playground near our largest ball-field. Additionally, the ramp to the existing restrooms will be regraded and the dugouts and spectator seating will be accessible along with new ADA Parking construction near the pool entrance.

Phase 3 - In Planning

Phase 3 will focus on the baseball field and surrounding area on John Romanus Drive. The project is planned to include redevelopment of the area surrounding softball field; parking lot reconfiguration; ADA parking and accessible routes to proposed facilities; developing storage building for softball equipment; adding a small playground in place of the recently removed wooden playground structure; expanding upon existing concessions building by developing a patio area with shade canopies; relocation of batting cage; new ADA accessible dugouts.

Phase 4 - In Planning

Phase 4 will focus on signage and trails. This phase will develop a trail system from the park into the surrounding residential area, implement shared street trail routes, install gateway signage, and install way-finding signage.

Colewood Park

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.

​Pool Renovation

The Borough completed a two phase renovation to the pool building in 2017. Phase one was completed in early 2017 and consisted of building interior upgrades for the men's and women's locker rooms/restrooms, as well as the employee and common areas. 2017 also saw phase two, which included building exterior renovations, as well as upgrades to the concession stand counter and windows. Additionally, in early 2018, new shade structures were erected at the pool deck's South East corner. To conclude the phase two pool renovations, the Borough purchased new benches, tables, and trash receptacles which replaced the old ones.