On September 19th, 2019, with the help of the Altus Group of Morristown, Terry Dehere Basketball Court received a much needed facelift. The group of 12 arrived at 10am eager to begin the rehab project. Overgrowth was weeded out, and the poles, gates, court, its lines were all repainted. After a few fun and productive hours of painting and teamwork, we renovated the court and tied it into the positive aesthetic of the adjacent Berry Lane Park. 

For decades, the Terry Dehere Court has served the Bergen-Lafayette community. Originally named Garfield Park Court, and in 1994 was given a major rehabilitation donation in 1994 by the Jersey City native and former NBA player, Terry Dehere, for whom the park is now dedicated to. In more recent years, the park had been understandingly over-looked as the $38 million Berry Lane was built across the street. The court was utilized mostly by children who were too young to use the Berry Lane Court. Now they will be able to enjoy their layups and free throws in a newly refurbished space. Additional upcoming features include bench installations, lighting upgrades, and a potential mural!

On behalf of the Jersey City Office of Community Engagement and Volunteerism, along with the City of Jersey City, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the Altus Group of Morristown for their dedication to the quality of life of the youth of Jersey City. If you are interested in our volunteer program, or would like to get involved, please reach out to servejerseycity@jcnj.org to find out more information on how you can Serve Jersey City!