Morris County Historic Funding – Hopatcong State Park Fountain – One Step Closer

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The revitalization of the Hopatcong State Park Fountain moves closer to reality based upon the efforts of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum team’s submission of a grant to Morris County.

According to Marty Kane, President of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum these funds would not have been achieved if it were not for the hard efforts of Bob Rung (retired engineer), and Justin McCarthy (senior this fall at Stevens Institute in Hoboken), who stepped up to the plate on their own initiative and drove this project forward.

The funds will provide the necessary engineering documents to help us gain funding in 2022 for the restoration of the fountain.

Project Name: Hopatcong State Park Fountain - Construction Documents

Applicant: Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum

Location: Roxbury Twp. Grant Type: Non-Construction

Grant Amount: $36,800

The Hopatcong State Park Fountain was built in 1925 as part of the abandonment of the Morris Canal. Designed by Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr., the fountain has a Certificate of Eligibility for the New Jersey Register. The grant will provide for the completion of Construction Documents related to exterior restoration, repair of the plumbing system, and addressing the hydrology and filtration of water from Lake Hopatcong to the fountain.

This final project estimated for 2022 – 23 will bring another great feature to the landscape of the Lake Hopatcong Region.

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