Updated Dec. 28, 9:35 a.m.

WESTFIELD, NJ — The popular playground was closed Friday and reopened Saturday after workers repaired its rubbery surface, the town’s Recreation Department announced.

“The ground covering needed some fixing,” said Linda Johnson, program coordinator for the Westfield Recreation Department Friday afternoon. “It's drying.”

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The town announced on social media that it had reopened Saturday morning.

The playground reopened in December of last year after extensive renovations including the installation of a rubberized play surface and equipment for children with special needs.

As reported, the playground’s $850,980 cost was offset by $560,000 in grants, including a $400,000 grant from the Westfield Foundation.

Email Staff Writer Matt Kadosh at mkadosh@tapinto.net | Twitter: @MattKadosh

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