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Holland Park Playground & Skate Plaza Receives Excellence in Design Award from NJRPA

Mt. Arlington, New Jersey – (March 5, 2014) – SUBURBAN CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. (SCE) is pleased to announce that the Holland Park Playground & Skate Plaza Project is a recipient of the 2013-2014 Excellence in Design Award from the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA).  Joseph D. Perello, LLA, PP, ASLA, the Project Designer and Landscape Architect, joined representatives from the City of Elizabeth to accept the prestigious award at the 39th Annual NJRPA Conference and Awards Dinner held on March 4th at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

The Holland Park Playground and Skate Plaza was completed in late summer 2013 and was redesigned as a multi-use public park facility to meet the recreation and community needs of the public. Originally constructed more than 40 years ago, the park is named for Charles J. Holland, a resident of the City of Elizabeth who attained the rank of Sergeant First Class in the US Army and was killed in action in Vietnam in August 1967.  This innovative project was designed to serve the needs of local skaters, community members, church groups and the City’s summer camp programs.  The concrete skate plaza and adjacent playground facility includes sitting areas, game tables, gazebo shade structure, and urban tolerant landscape plantings and a rain garden to reduce rain water runoff and promote infiltration.  The layout and aesthetic appeal of this award winning facility complement the adjacent architecture of existing churches and the surrounding character of the urban neighborhood to create a cohesive and aesthetically appealing design that fits right in with the community.

“The reconstruction of the entire facility at Charles Holland Park to meet the needs of the community groups, residents and skaters is a fitting tribute to Charles Holland.” said Joseph Perello, Principal Vice President and Director of Landscape Architecture at SCE. “SCE is proud to be the designers of this innovative park being recognized by NJRPA for Excellence in Design, and we commend the City of Elizabeth for providing outstanding park and recreation facilities.”

SCE is a multi-disciplined civil engineering, landscape architecture, site planning and land surveying firm providing professional services to municipalities, counties, colleges and universities, boards of education, water and wastewater utilities, land developers and architectural firms for over 27 years.  With offices in Morris and Monmouth Counties, SCE is a mid-size design firm that prides itself in providing responsive professional services to a diverse client base utilizing state-of-the-art engineering and design procedures and techniques. Visit the company website at for more information on the firm’s notable achievements, services provided, key staff, and company news.

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