Monday, March 2, 2015
Projects that instill and support community values are few and far between, so when Trojan Powder Coating was presented an opportunity to contribute to New Jersey’s initiative to restore its iconic South Mountain Reservation, they seized it.
The Reservation, which boasts over two thousand acres of preserved land and resources in Essex County, is home to acres of land that remained untouched for years. When the state recently voted to revamp the site’s Orange Reservoir–a destination that draws many locals and tourists throughout the year–they had their community and enthusiastic visitors in mind.
The sleek design of newly installed walk-way poses an artful contrast to the park’s lush green foliage and natural beauty. Bringing visitors another means with which to enjoy the reservoir, guests can now utilize the park addition for biking, jogging, fishing or simply strolling and taking in the surrounding sights.
“We were thrilled to play a part in the Reservoir’s beautification initiative,” says Carl Troiano, founder of the company. “The resulting walkway not only adds an iconic landmark to the Reservation, it promotes the community it’s a part of and we’re happy to be involved in it.” He added.
Part of this highly-anticipated renovation included the design and installation of a walking path that spans the Reservoir’s dam. Gator Dock, a firm specializing in marine access installations, built and installed two aluminum walking bridges; the smaller bridge measures seventy-feet-long, while the larger of the two is eighty-four feet, both offering breathtaking views of the dam and nearby greenery.
Tags: south mountain reservation, sustainable design