Two family foundations associated with former state Sen. William Gormley are donating $40,000 to study making Bader Field a city park for residents and visitors to enjoy, while providing back bay flooding mitigation for the entire island.

“It would create a park more beautiful than Liberty State Park,” Gormley said of the park overlooking the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan. “This is our Frederick Olmstead moment. It would be our Central Park.”

The Levine Family Foundation and the Gormley Foundation are each putting up $20,000 to be donated to the state to conduct the study, Gormley said. Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.