Jackson Mayor Mike Reina announces recreation improvements
Jackson Township has received funds through a Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) to refurbish and/ or replace much needed playground equipment in many of our parks.
Mayor Michael Reina is pleased to announce that the Township has received funds through a Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) to refurbish and/ or replace much needed playground equipment in many of our parks. The playgrounds that you can expect to see improvements to are as follows:
Bartley will be getting a new playground for smaller children near the ball fields.
Woodlane Park will be getting a new larger playground set further off the road and in better vision from the soccer fields
Putman Park is getting an ADA accessible spinner which can be easily transferred to from a wheelchair.
The existing Field of Dreams playground is getting lots of enhancements… there will be spinner, a whirl spinner and a play theater section added.
There will be a brand NEW ADA accessible playground built in the Justice Complex. This playground will feature a fully double wide ramped playground with a poured rubber base. We are also looking into paving the path that is there currently for easier access to those individuals in a wheelchair. The location is closer to parking and the restrooms.
The township also received additional grant funds to help cover the expense of the new play grounds through a grant called a Stimulus Play Grant that has saved the town an estimated $80,000 off of the playground pieces and other related charges. By the end of the fall season, we will have three brand new playgrounds and two ADA enhanced parks.
In addition, the Justice Complex will be getting a new Volley Ball Court from previous years CDBG funds. Also, the Skate Park is currently undergoing an overhaul and will be opened within the next week or so. “As a parent and grandparent, I understand how important it is to have a safe place for your children to play therefore I was very pleased to receive the funding to carry through with these much needed improvements. It brings me great joy to know that our children will have these safe new playgrounds to enjoy,” said Mayor Michael Reina.