SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Recreation Department is taking advantage of the warm weather and began seasonal preparation of six playgrounds around town this week.

The playgrounds are receiving a top off of playground mulch provided by Mulch Express USA. The certified playground mulch made of engineered wood fiber that has been tested and approved for use as a playground safety surface under and around playground equipment, and is in compliance with federal guidelines for impact resistance and wheelchair accessibility.

The six playgrounds that will receive new mulch are located at Patriot Park, Ruby Park, Trivett Park, Alvin Park, Cohn Park and the playground at the Pool. The mulch replacement is expected to be completed by February 9.

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“As children begin to come outside, we want to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience as possible at our many township playgrounds,” Springfield Recreation Director Adam Lieb stated.

The mulch replacement alternates each between parks or as mulch is needed. The remaining parks in town will receive mulch towards the end of the year. These are Laurel Park, Denham Park, Henshaw Playground, Smithfield Park, Irwin Park, and the Chisholm Park.

The Springfield Recreation Department offers a wide variety of high quality and affordable year-round leisure programs for Springfield residents of all ages, as well as extensive senior citizen services and a Community Pool.

Programs are intended to support, regulate, and encourage participation in a healthy and active lifestyle and to facilitate the use and enjoyment of township parks and recreational facilities for the residents of Springfield.