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$660,000 in new playground equipment coming to Westfield Park

Tamaques Park is also getting an upgrade of the tennis courts.



WESTFIELD, NJ — Two parks in Westfield will soon receive some upgrades.

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New playground equipment is coming to Memorial Park in Westfield “to make it fully ADA compliant and accessible to all,” Mayor Shelley Brindle said.

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution at its May 14 meeting to authorize the award of a contract to MRC Recreation, which represents Game Time Inc, for the purchase and installation of playground equipment for Memorial Park through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), for a fee not to exceed $660,136.96.

A $474,000 special ordinance and various grant programs also awarded to Westfield for $185,000 will cover the cost of the purchase.

Tamaques Park

The City Council also approved a special ordinance authorizing several public improvements totaling $635,000.

The regulation included:

  • Purchase of new equipment and technology for parking systems
  • Reconstruction of the tennis courts in Tamaques Park
  • Purchase of maintenance equipment for sports fields
  • Implementation of the technical phase for cleaning part of the Rahway River tributary, the Robinson’s Branch
  • Execution of the planning phase for improvements to Tamaques Park
  • Execution of the design phase for the installation of an above-ground fuel tank system at the Rijkswaterstaat Shipyard

“This is a fully funded ordinance, meaning no debt service will be generated under this authorization,” Brindle said. “This is fully funded from the budget.”

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