Holmdel, NJ – The Holmdel Township Committee is pleased to announce the opening of an inclusive and accessible playground in Allocco Park on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The playground, built by Whirl Construction, is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides access for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users.
In addition to the improved playground, other improvements included the renewal of the play area, landscape improvements, updates of the park information, the restoration of picnic facilities and the general beautification of the park. Holmdel received a $ 200,000 grant from the Monmouth County Open Space Grant Program and a $ 35,000 grant from Game Time Projects / MTC to help offset the community costs of the project.
“Our goal was to ensure that all children in Holmdel and the surrounding area have access to public outdoor play areas,” said Holmdel’s Mayor Greg Buontempo. “We were grateful for the financial support from the district and the Game Time Projects, which made it possible for us to build this integrative, accessible playground.”
Deputy Mayor Cathy Weber, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, agreed and said: “The residents of Holmdel have been turning to the Township Committee for some time to apply for an ADA-compliant playground. I am happy that we were able to make this a reality for our children. “
The opening ceremony begins on August 9 at 5:00 p.m. and includes speeches from the mayor and other dignitaries, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. All citizens are cordially invited and cordially invited.
Allocco Park is located at 299 Middle Road in the municipality of Holmdel.
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