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Unique Playground Planned for Windward Beach Park

Community will have the opportunity to help build out new playground

Windward Beach Park (Patch File Photo)
Windward Beach Park (Patch File Photo)
Brick Township will be home to one of the most unique playgrounds in the country after the addition of new equipment at Windward Beach Park.

The township council has awarded a $17,772 contract to BCI Burke of Fond du Lac, Wis., to build the facility, which will be specifically constructed to allow both disabled and typical children to play in a single space.

The township received a $9,000 grant last year to build the playground, which is part of an overall rehabilitation of the playground area at the popular park.

"We had some aging structures that was removed last year, and they are going to be replaced with new [equipment]," said Councilwoman Andrea Zapcic.

The new playground equipment, Zapcic said, will be "100 percent accessible and simultaneously 100 percent inclusive, meaning that all children, regardless of ability, will be able to play together and enjoy the equipment."

The grant funding that has allowed for the one-of-a-kind playground equipment to be purchased came with a unique hitch – the requirement for a "community build day," where township residents can volunteer to build the playground together.

"Once we have the equipment, the safety surface, all the pieces of the puzzle in place, we will schedule a day when members of the community can come out, volunteer their time  to help us assemble the equipment and build out the playground under the supervision of a certified playground installation company," Zapcic said.

The township will announce the "build day" date when the equipment arrives in town, officials said.
Richie's Girl May 28, 2014 at 09:01 PM
sorry great
Joe P May 28, 2014 at 09:44 PM
Great plan! We'll all be there for the build day.
Megan Villani May 28, 2014 at 09:51 PM
What a great idea!!! But will the Lakewood Hasidic's be helping as well? Sorry to burst a bubble but if you haven't noticed they've taken over Windward Beach!
Richie's Girl May 28, 2014 at 10:44 PM
I Agree MV my Son stopped going there with his Daughter many years ago.I am sorry to say this but if you live in Brick you pay taxes, if you live in Lakewood , not so much.So why not come and enjoy what OUR taxes have paid for and OUR People have built Hey what the heck.I am usaully a very Open mind Person but when it comes to this I am not.I hope I have not hurt anyone's feelings but this is how I feel about whats going on
Antonio Biscotti May 29, 2014 at 05:18 AM
At least Saturdays we can enjoy it without a visit by our cowboy friends from the west.

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