Upgrades at Wellwood

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The Borough is proud to share an upgrade to the swings at Wellwood Park! The new set includes accessible options to bring fun to all. This project was made possible through the NJ DCA Local Recreation Improvement Grant and is the first of several plans in Merchantville to improve accessibility and inclusivity. The Local Recreation Improvement Grant is a competitive grant that supports improvement and repair of public recreation facilities including local parks, municipal recreation centers, and local stadiums. Ensuring public access to community

facilities is imperative given access to outdoor recreation and community resources is critical for mental and physical health, particularly for those residents with limited or no other access to quality outdoor space or private recreational opportunities.

Local Recreation Improvement Grant funds are allocated to each grant recipient to help cover costs associated with updating community centers, playgrounds, pools, fields, walking or bicycle trails, rail trails, multi-sport courts, and recreational facilities; project development professional services costs; equipment costs including playground and recreation facilities equipment; and environmental remediation costs required to prepare recreation sites for use.