ENGLEWOOD — Over the past few weeks, the Bruin Park playground located at the Earl Heck Community Center got a new, revamped look as part of a playground renovation project.
During the project, all the old playground equipment was removed and upgraded with new equipment. In addition, the playground surface material and park benches were also updated and refurbished.
A recycling incentive grant from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District was used to fund part of the project. Money obtained from this grant will also be used to resurface the water feature at Centennial Park in the fall.
To qualify for the grant, all the new equipment is required to be made from recycled materials and be environmentally friendly. All the new equipment adheres to all ASTM playground standards and is ADA compliant. An ADA support swing was donated to the project by the Northmont Neighbors helping Neighbors organization.
The new playground equipment is geared towards kids ages 2-12. The new equipment includes swings, spring riders, a teeter-totter, balance beam, dual slide and a large play structure. The playground is located behind the Earl Heck Community Center which is located at 201 N. Main Street in Englewood.
The playground construction was completed on July 1 and the park is now back open for the public to enjoy.