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ADA-accessible playground to be built at Woodville Park

A new playground will soon begin to take shape in Woodville Park. Bolstered by grant money and privately donated funds, this Parks and Recreation project will result in a state-of-the-art $250,000 playground being available to the children of Gloucester County.

In addition to the standard swings, slides, and monkey bars, the project features several advancements not currently seen in other county parks.

Instead of the conventional mulch or similar organic base, the surface will be poured rubber. According to Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Katey Legg, not only is this safer for children in the incident of a fall, but the surface also allows for the playground to be ADA accessible.

There are also ADA-compliant swings and an accessible merry-go-round. New swings means parents or siblings will be able to sit facing a swinging child instead of push from behind. “This allows a parent to engage more with their child,” said Legg.

The equipment will be acquired from C...

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