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The Union County Board of County Commissioners will cut the ribbon on new playground facilities at Nomahegan Park in Carnford this Sunday, April 18th at 11:00 a.m. Nomahegan Park is located at 995 Springfield Avenue.

“As the weather gets warmer, families look to our local parks to safely have fun while staying active,” said County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The Board of Commissioners is proud to give the County’s youngest residents another modern and safe place to play.”

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The playground renovations replaced existing equipment and now there are two separate areas, one geared towards children ages 2-5 and another for children from ages 5-10. Both areas are fully-accessible, with play space for children of all abilities.

“Nomahegan Park has long been a special place for families in Cranford,” said Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski. “As a Cranford resident, I am happy we have these new facilities and I invite all our families with children to come out and enjoy them.”

The new playground now has approximately six slides, ADA ramps and decks featuring spiral stairs, chamber archways, suspension bridges, swings, plastic bongo drums, climbing stations and ropes. The surface is soft and rubber bonded.

Suburban Consulting Engineers designed the new playground facilities and the GameTime Playground Equipment was provided by Marturano Recreation Company. Installation of the Equipment of equipment was done by Whirl Construction. The rubberized safety surface was installed by Rubbercycle.

The ribbon cutting and subsequent use of the playground facilities will run in compliance with state COVID-19 orders, regarding social distancing and other protocols.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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