Gardner Field Playground Design Release Brings Ideas and Questions From Public


DENVILLE, NJ-- The Gardner Field playground has been due for an upgrade for quite some time and the recreation committee hosted a preliminary design release for the public at a recent meeting.

During the Feb. 24 meeting, the recreation committee invited playground designer, Brett Haddaway, who designed the original Gardner Field playground, in to discuss the ideas of upgrades that could be brought to Gardner Field.

Recreation Committee member Don Casse spoke to the public to kick off the meeting with a few housekeeping items. Casse addressed the popular question about the custom bricks that are currently at the Gardner Field playground. 

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"No decision has been made about the bricks as of now," Casse said. "When the time comes, we, as a committee, will decide."

Before putting together the ideas for the new playground, the Recreation Committee put out a playground survey. From the results of the survey, the committee was able to come up with data on some of the favorite structures that are currently at the playground at Gardner Field.

Haddaway offered the public a brief presentation on different ideas of play structures and the materials that are used. Parents were able to ask questions directly to Haddaway on various topics including playground safety.

Current plans for the playground revision entail the same geographical layout with the three seperate areas. However all the ideas of playground equipment depend on the fundraising. If the money that is fundraised is more than expected, the playground will feature more play items.

The Recreation Committee is currently seeking members of the public who may be interested in helping fundraise. To learn more about the planned revision of the playground, questions and comments can be directed to Don Bogardus, Recreation Director.

The Recreation Committee will hold it's next regularly scheduled meeting on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Hall. 

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