We’ll file this in the “Wow, that happened fast” file. We’d no sooner posted a photo of the old (crumbling and unsafe) play structure at Haserot Beach coming down, and a few days later, construction of the new play structure had started and was done in a couple days!
While the play structure itself was built in record time, that doesn’t mean all the planning and logistics happened that fast. A team of devoted Parks Committee members spent months working behind the scenes to plan the structure and solicit bids, and then it had to be approved by the Township Board.
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But all of that happened, and now we have a brand new structure at Haserot Beach. You can read more about it here, but in short, it’s built of steel and aluminum, with a base of engineered wood chips. Suitable for kids aged 2 to 12 years old, it includes two slides (one straight and one twisty), a climbing wall, a spread-out design with a sun shade, and a swingset, which includes a bucket seat for very young kids.
The Parks Committee considered doing a ribbon-cutting ceremony yet this fall, but decided to wait until Spring 2021. Keep an eye on the Gazette for more details to come.
A few photos below. I’m thinking the yellow tape is possibly to let things settle before kids start playing on it.