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Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights Gets New Playground

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New playground being assembled at Memorial Park to be ready in time for first Summer Concert on July 19. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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The Recreation Commission worked with the Veterans Memorial Park Restoration Committee on the placement of the new playground. Credits: Bobbie Peer
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A brand new playground is being installed at Memorial Park in time for the start of the 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park that kick off on Wednesday, July 19.

The the Recreation Commission received a matching grant from the Union County Kid's Recreation Trust Grant through the Union County Open Space Trust Fund. The Open Space Trust fund has provided more than $17 million in matching grants since its inception in 2000 to build new or improve playgrounds, plant trees, pocket parks, recreational areas, playing fields, pools, picnic areas and much more. 

The playground equipment is currently being assembled and a ribbon cutting will be scheduled upon completion of assembly and installation of fence.

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The Summer Concert Series is presented by The Special Events Committee and Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission -- sponsored by Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Heights Rotary Club, Berkeley Aquatic Club, Smith Chiropractic Foundation and other local businesses.

Concerts are scheduled for the following Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

  • July 19 -- Nashville Now
  • July 26 -- Beginnings (Chicago Tribute) with horn section.
  • Aug. 2 -- 52nd Street Band (Billy Joel tribute band)
  • Aug. 9 -- Beatlemania Again (two acts with full original costumes, sing along to all favorites.)

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the concert series at Memorial Park located at the corner of Park and Plainfield avenues.

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