Baltimore Park upgrades ready for spring sports

The new rubber surface of the playground at Baltimore Park in Sea Girt will help protect children as well as make the facilities more accessible for handicapped visitors. COURTESY OF MIKE D'ALTRUI

SEA GIRT — The Baltimore Park improvement project has been completed, just in time for spring sports.

The new features to the park include the installation of a rubber playground surface, an addition to the covered Recreation Pavilion, a new baseball infield, a landscaped mulch berm and hedgerow along Baltimore Boulevard and permanently installed player benches for both baseball and soccer. The project also reset and leveled the brick paver walkways.

According to both Mayor Ken Farrell and Recreation Commission Chairman Mike D’Altrui, the more than $200,000 project was funded from money donated to the recreation trust from the Sea Girt 5K, as well as two $50,000 open space Grants from Monmouth County.

A large portion of the money was dedicated to the rubber surface installed at the playground, the mayor said.

The newly installed infield and benches will allow Sea Girt to host Tri-Shore Little League games, according to Mr. D’Altrui.

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