Memorial Park Re-Opens in West Caldwell
Friday, August 16, 2013 • 10:48pm
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - After many delays primarily due to the weather, the reconstruction of Memorial Park in West Caldwell has finally been completed. Mayor Joe Tempesta and members of the governing body gathered Friday afternoon for a symbolic ribbon cutting to commemorate the occasion.
From left: West Caldwell governing body members: Council President Stephen P. Wolsky, Councilman Stan Hladik, Mayor Joe Tempesta, Councilman Joe Cecere and Councilman Rich Otterbein Credit: Jeff Curley
Councilman Stan Hladik commented to TAP, “It was so good for all of us to see the more than fifty kids who came out and had a great time today. It was quite rewarding to see the finished product put to its intended use. Today was all about the kids and children will be playing happily in Memorial Park for many years to come!”
Mayor Joe Tempesta tests out the new playground equipment Credit: Jeff Curley
The playground setup has two separate play areas, one for smaller children and one for the older children. There is also a swingset and plenty of places to run, climb, jump, spin around and slide.
Stan and Megan Hladik with their five children Credit: Jeff Curley
The children’s favorite item at the playground may have been the shape which they stood on and held onto as it quickly twirled around. The other children took turns spinning each other, even standing on line for the chance to play on it.
Councilman Joe Cecere and Council President Stephen Wolsky stand with some of the many children who visited the park Credit: Jeff Curley
Memorial Park is bordered by Woodside Avenue and Fairmount Road and can be reached on Dodd Road in West Caldwell.
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