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Hunterdon County Commissioners check on progress of renovations at Deer Path Park

“Installation of All-Inclusive Playground Underway”

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Construction of the new, all-inclusive playground at Deer Path Park has begun.

The Hunterdon County Commissioners visited the park on May 16 to view the ongoing renovations that include, ADA compliant playground equipment, a new pavilion, and an upgraded softball field.

Commissioner Director, Zach Rich said, “We are all excited to see the brand-new, universal playground that has been designed to serve children of all abilities. Creating a playground that includes accessible and inclusive equipment, is the result of careful review and thoughtful planning. This is a project that benefits children throughout Hunterdon County and makes great use of our flagship county park property.”

The upgrades to the playground at Deer Path Park feature, ramped structure climbers, slides, play panels, free standing swings, spinners, and a music center. In addition to the new playground equipment, a modern pavilion will be added, along with improvements to the softball field, including ADA compliant bleachers, and upgrades to existing walking paths. Refurbishment of bathroom facilities will also be completed.

Division Head of Parks and Recreation, Dan Bush said, “I am very proud of to be a part of this endeavor and appreciate the Board’s support for this project. Deer Path Park has served as one of our most popular parks and is home to our annual summer concert series and other recreational activities. Adding this inclusive playground, will allow for more Hunterdon County children to be able to enjoy our beautiful park system.”

Installation crews are making good progress and it is anticipated that the playground will be fully operational by the end of June.

Upon final completion of the playground, it is the Board’s intention to have a public dedication ceremony and details will be forthcoming.

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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