Trails & Greenways
7:30 – 8:30 PM
3rd Tuesday of every month (unless noted)
Livingston Senior/Community Center
204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
Meeting Dates (2020)
- January 21
- February 18
- March 17
- April 21
- May 19
- June 16
- July 21
- August 18
- September 15
- October 20
- November 17
- December 15
Richard A. Cornell, PE, Chairperson
Shawn R. Klein, MD, Council Liaison
The Livingston Township Trails and Greenways Committee hopes to raise awareness, and to enhance and maintain a high-quality system of parks, trails and greenways to increase the desirability of residing and raising families in Livingston.
Trails Around Livingston (TAL)
Work with the Livingston Open Space Trust Committee to connect recreation destination points in Livingston by a system of trails and greenways so that hikers, kayakers, walkers, and cyclists can have interesting and long enough hikes, paddles and rides to a diverse set of points of interest to maintain their long-term enjoyment and conservation of the natural resources of Livingston.
Inventory and Maintain Records of Existing Parks, Recreation Areas, Trails and Open Space
Use modern technology -- ie., Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS technology -- to maintain an inventory and maintenance history of parks, trails and greenways. The idea is to approach the school district to try to create an interface with Livingston High School teachers and their students who study such technology. Their tasks as part of their classwork would be to maintain Livingston Township park, trail and greenway data layers and GPS points. This would also include preparing and maintaining a consistent set of Livingston park, trail and greenway brochures and maps.
Maintain Existing Trails and Parks
Work with the Livingston Open Space Trust Committee, Department of Public Works, and community organizations and businesses to find and set up long-term funding and labor sources to help maintain Livingston’s parks, trails and greenways.
Proposed Passaic River Kayak Launch Area at Okner Sports Complex on Okner Parkway
Work with Open Space Trust Committee to evaluate the long-term feasibility of building, staffing, and maintaining a TAL destination kayak and canoe launch, rental and storage area on the Passaic River for Livingston residents. Proposed location is the Okner Sports Complex on Okner Parkway. Overall, this may also require critical input from the Department of Public Works, Engineering, or other official Township departments or areas.
Proposed Riker Hill Park Observation Deck
Work with Open Space Committee and Essex County to build an observation point destination above treetops to take advantage of the spectacular 360 degree views from the sites of the former radar towers. Connect this observation point to TAL.
Coordinate with Essex County to Restoring Full Access to Lenape Trail Destinations
Work with Essex County and surrounding towns to restore the Lenape Trail and connect the trail with TAL, the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland, and the South Mountain Reservation.
Trail and Greenway Security and Design Standards
Work with Open Space Trust Committee and Livingston Police, Engineering, and Public Works Departments to prepare security and design standards for trail location, signage, construction, patrolling and maintenance. This would include addressing legitimate concerns of adjacent property owners.