BRADLEY BEACH — The playground on the beachfront promenade is going to look rather empty over the next few weeks.
The playground equipment has been removed, and the borough expects to install a new playground at the location before the unofficial start of summer.
On Tuesday, Borough Administrator David Brown told The Coast Star that the new playground should be ready by Memorial Day weekend.
A resolution to purchase new playground equipment was approved during a borough council meeting on March 9. The new equipment is expected to cost $103,000, according to the resolution that allowed the borough to make a temporary budget appropriation.
The playground would be provided from GameTime, which built the last playground.
The borough’s department of public works supervisor, Biagio Cofone, had said during last month’s council meeting that the playound “does not meet industry standards” and workers in his department have had to repair the equipment every year.
“For the safety of the kids that go there all summer long, all spring long, all fall long … I think that we should upgrade it or at least fix it,” Mr. Cofone told members of the borough council before they had voted to allocate the funds for replacement playground equipment.
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