The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders revealed upgrades to Goffle Brook Park, including a sensory playground, as part of the Goffle Brook Park South of Diamond Bridge Ave Project. The playground opening is coinciding with Governor Phil Murphy’s opening of all playgrounds.
“The transformation of Goffle Brook Park continues today with the addition of a sensory playground, basketball court, bathroom facilities and parking improvements,” said Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “These upgrades are part of our commitment to parks and recreation for residents and families.”
The playground contains recreation equipment specifically designed to promote and stimulate cognitive development among children with special needs. The sensory elements appeal the five senses, and includes several climbers, a rocking sea boat and a variety of spinners.
“We are especially proud of the sensory playground, which is part of our commitment to inclusive recreation for our children with special needs,” added Director Lazzara. “My colleagues and I will continue working hard to upgrade parks and recreational opportunities for all of our families.”
The sensory playground was among the many upgrades to Goffle Brook Park. The basketball court, bathroom and parking lot were also recently renovated. The basketball ball court received new asphalt and nets, among other improvements, whilst the parking lot, adjacent to the playground, was rehabilitated, and extended to accommodate more parking for park attendees.
In previous years, improvements to Goffle Brook Park included redoing the baseball and softball turf fields.