Berkeley Island County Park rebuilt, more inviting and resilient than ever

A New Jersey park devastated by Hurricane Sandy has been resurrected with new amenities and strategies to protect against future disasters, with award-winning results.
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One of the features that needed an upgrade was the park’s fishing pier; as it was seen before restoration (left), and afterward (right).
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The park design incorporated an engineered living shoreline that simulates a natural environment, but benefits from enhanced shoreline stabilization.
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The East Revetment section of the park, as seen at the start of restoration (left), and after completion of the walkway around that section of the island (right).
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The park was selected by Engineering News Record-New York as its 2019 Regional Best Project in the Small Project Category.