If you’ve driven on Walton Road in South Orange lately you might have noticed some changes at Farrell Field Playground, just over the Maplewood border. Recently, the South Orange Recreation Department installed entirely new playground equipment.
The new playground was completed just before Christmas, and families have been enjoying it in droves since then, despite the cold weather.
The Farrell Field Park Conservancy was instrumental in working with the town to select and install the new equipment, which uses “RePlay,” plastic timbers made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
“We are very thankful to the Village and the members of the Conservancy who worked together to get this wonderful state-of-the-art playground up and running, and we look forward to joining with the Village Trustees in the future to make Farrell Field one of the best parks ever,” said Richard Stephen Bell of the conservancy. “We plan to have a ribbon cutting ceremony soon and will invite everyone along with the Trustees to celebrate this special park.”
The conservancy is an 11-year-old neighborhood and community organization that works to preserve and enhance Farrell Field Park and to encourage active open space conservation of the woods and wetlands. For more information, visit the website and the Facebook page.