Watchung Reservation Loop Playground Improvements

The Loop Playground at Union County’s Watchung Reservation in Mountainside is getting a makeover with all new climbing equipment and slides, along with the addition of flower-like misting devices and soft-impact rubber surfacing. Wheelchair accessible equipment is included in the new layout.

Contractor: Martaurano Recreation, Spring Lake, NJ

Cost: $685,235 (Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund will provide $425,235 and the remaining $260,000 will come from existing Union County Capital Budget Funds from the Department of Parks and Community Renewal)

Construction is expected to occur later this year or early next year.