A miniature golf course, set on a capped landfill next to the township's , is slated to open April 9.
Dubbed "Skyline Mini-Golf," the 18-hole course set on 1.5 acres of land that used to be the town dump is part of the township's "new phase of entertainment opportunities" promised by Mayor John McCormac last year when the funding for the project was approved.
The golf course will join other township-bonded entertainment facilities, such as a new
Township officials said the golf course is family friendly and includes water features, themed hole designs, and a view of the Manhattan skyline, which accounts for the course's name.
The township is pitching the mini-golf course for rent to groups and corporations, as well as advertising its availability for parties.
Entrance fees are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, and $5 for senior citizens with ID. Children under 12 must have a parent present to play, literature for the golf course said.
Golf course hours begin 7 days a week at 10 am. The course is open to 10 pm Monday through Thursday; 11 pm Friday and Saturday, and 9 pm on Sunday. Groups can rent the facility between 10 am and 12 noon.
Woodbridge's venture into the miniature golf business was paid for with $428,000 of leftover bond money dating from the days of former Mayor Frank Pelzman, said Councilman Bob Luban, who cast the sole council vote in opposition to the plan.
When the course plans were unveiled, McCormac said the construction wouldn't cost taxpayers any money. He also predicted the golf course would generate as much as $500,00 in revenue annually.
Harris Miniature Golf was hired to construct the golf course, which was allowed after the EPA gave clearance for the construction on the capped dump site.