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Lumberton Township Marks the Grand Opening of it’s Newest Playground off of Turnbridge Drive in the Bobby’s Runs Section of Town

Lumberton, NJ – October 15, 2016 – After two months of construction, the Lumberton Township Committee is set to open the first of three playgrounds as part of its Phase 1 refurbishment of the recreational parks located in the Bobby’s Run section of the Township.  Phase 1 consists of replacing both playgrounds located at Bryan Freeman Park, as well as the playground at Turnbridge Drive.  In Phase 2, the Township is completely refurbishing the tennis courts located at Bryan Freeman Park, and expects construction on that project will wrap up by the end of October/beginning of November.  This overall project is a continuation of the Township Committee’s commitment to refurbishing the Public Parks and Playgrounds throughout the Town, all of which have all been funded in part by grants from the Burlington County Municipal Park Development Program.

Mayor Sean Earlen stated, “today we mark the grand opening of this new state of the art playground, which is one of three that the Township will be opening this month.” “We have been very fortunate to receive $878,710.00 dollars in grant money from the county and these dollars have been put to good use by building a brand new playground, Community Garden and Dog Park at the Village Green, along with a Canoe Launch located across the street from Village Green on the Rancocas Creek, sports fields at our Municipal Building Complex, and culminating with the refurbishment of Turnbridge Park Playgrounds,” added Mayor Earlen.

“One of the greatest aspect of this project in my mind is it serves a staple for community activisms, earlier this year residents came together through the petition process to request the refurbishment of this park. During a Township Committee meeting this past February, several residents in the neighborhood surrounding the Turnbridge Drive Playground, submitted their collective request for the Township to update this park and fortunately enough it was on our radar to be refurbish through the Burlington County Grant program,” stated Mayor Earlen.

“With the help of the Burlington County Freeholder Board, the Township Committee has been able to completely transform the recreational features our Township has to offer our residents and visitors,” added Committeeman Jim Conway, who serves as one of the Engineering Project liaisons to the Township Committee.  “However by far, the best aspect of this grant program is the Township being able to use any remaining funds from previous projects to refurbish both playgrounds at the Bryan Freeman Park, which is a great reward for keeping all of our county sponsored projects well under budget and we expect to open those playgrounds next week,” stated Committeeman Conway.

Turnbridge Park will be open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week to be enjoyed by Township Residents.  The Township expects to open both playgrounds at Bryan Freeman Park starting on Monday October 17, 2016 and hopes to open the new Tennis Courts at Bryan Freeman Park by the end of October/beginning of November.

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