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$347K Renovation Of Bloomfield Playground Is Finished

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A big facelift at a playground in Bloomfield is complete, officials announced Thursday.

The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department recently completed a total renovation of the Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground. In addition to a fully ADA-compliant spinner/merry-go-round, the playground now features a “Quiet Grove” for children who can become overstimulated.

The project was funded through a $347,662 community development block grant. Contractors were secured through Sourcewell, a national cooperative purchasing agreement, Bloomfield town officials said.

Michael Sceurman, director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, said he “couldn’t be happier” with the final product.

“During the design phase it was important to me to work with our representative to design a playground that was inviting, vibrant, spacious and inclusive,” Sceurman said.

“The hard work of our Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has resulted in an outstanding completed park that our families can enjoy,” Mayor Michael Venezia said.

Venezia said the town was able to renovate the park at no cost to local taxpayers, while also making sure the playground was an “inclusive environment for all.”

“Pulaski Park is one of many phenomenal outdoor spaces in our township that all residents should take advantage of,” Venezia said.

Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mt. Vernon Avenue. Other features of the park include four basketball rims, four lighted tennis courts, a hand ball court, lighted softball field, community garden, bike racks and a 60-spot parking lot.

The renovation at Pulaski Park comes just a few weeks after Bloomfield reopened eight township playgrounds. The facilities were previously closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to town officials, the playground equipment will be disinfected every morning. Social distancing and face masks will be required.

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