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Grand opening for all-inclusive playground at Deer Path Park in Hunterdon County set for June 29

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners announces the grand opening of the all-inclusive, ADA accessible playground at Deer Path Park, located at 120 West Woodschurch Road, in Flemington.

The ribbon cutting celebration for this event is scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2023, and begins at 4:30 p.m.

Motivational speaker and coach, Eric LeGrand, will be the keynote speaker at the celebration. LeGrand is a true symbol of resilience and determination, as he shares his incredible journey following a spinal cord injury on the football field while at Rutgers University. His advocacy for accessibility and inclusions aligns perfectly with the spirit behind the creation of the Deer Path Park ADA accessible playground.

Commissioner Director, Zach Rich said, “We believe that this project will significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in our community. By providing a safe and inclusive space for children of all abilities to play and socialize, we aim to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment for everyone. We sincerely hope that the community can join us to celebrate this milestone achievement.”

“We are honored to have Eric LeGrand speak at this celebration for the grand opening of this ADA Accessible Playground. We look forward to him sharing his own personal journey and life experiences following his injury. His advocacy for accessibility and inclusion for ADA compatible venues has been an inspiration to countless individuals around the world,” Rich said.

The event will commence with an opening ceremony, where the vision and mission behind the playground’s development will be shared. Following the ceremony, there will be pizza and light refreshments. Rain date for this event will be Thursday, July 6.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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