As part of the Christie Administration’s goal of making parks more self-sustaining, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is looking for private bidders to take over operations of the Woodbine Off-Road Vehicle Park in Woodbine, Cape May County, currently run by the State Park Service. The NJDEP’s Green Acres Program purchased the 66-acre site of the former Mount Pleasant Sand and Gravel operation as called for by legislation. Successful bidders will pay a fee to the state, which may be increased annually by three percent, plus a percentage of its annual gross revenue earned from park operations. The successful bidder will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the park and for all improvements, as well as commercial development and expansion of the park. The DEP released a Request for Proposals May 22. A mandatory pre-bid meeting and site visit will be held June 18 at 11 a.m. at the park. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5 p.m. on July 11.
For a copy of the RFPs, visit: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/business_ops/current_leases.htm