BRADLEY BEACH— The borough is preparing to open its new and improved playground on the beachfront promenade this weekend. 

Borough officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the playground, located between Ocean Park and Park Place avenues, on Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend the opening. 

“The new playground design will enhance the current park environment while providing a safe play space for residents and visitors,” Mayor Larry Fox said in a statement about the opening of the playground. 

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 The borough council voted to replace the old playground equipment at the March 16 council meeting, approving a $103,000 contract to GameTime. The state-approved contractor was the sole bidder on the project. 

During the council meeting Biagio Cofone, the Department of Public Works chief, told members of the borough’s governing body that the old playground, which was also supplied by GameTime, “does not meet industry standards” and has had to be repaired every year. 

The rockwall and swing set in the area remained. 

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