Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot playground

The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
Department recently completed a total renovation of the Pulaski Park Tot
Lot Playground. This project was funded through a community development
block grant in the amount $347,662.20 and the contractors were secured
through Sourcewell, a national cooperative purchasing agreement.

“The hard work of our Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has
resulted in an outstanding completed park that our families can enjoy,” said
Mayor Venezia. “We were able to renovate the park at no cost to taxpayers
while delivering a fully ADA compliant and inclusive environment for all.
Pulaski Park is one of many phenomenal outdoor spaces in our township that
all residents should take advantage of.”

In addition to a fully ADA compliant turnabout spinner/merry-go-round, this
playground features a “Quiet Grove” for children who can become
overstimulated on a playground. The Quiet Grove combines the soothing
benefits of nature with sensory activities to help children alleviate
stress and escape from the hustle and bustle of the playground activity.

“During the design phase it was important to me to work with our
representative to design a playground that was inviting, vibrant, spacious
and inclusive,” said Michael Sceurman, Director of Parks, Recreation &
Cultural Affairs. “I couldn’t be happier with the final product and by
receiving a platinum designation by Little Tikes Commercial Play Systems
and Unlimited Play it validates our commitment to inclusive play.”

Pulaski Park is located at 24 Mt. Vernon Avenue and other features of the
park include, four basketball rims, four lighted tennis courts, a hand ball
court, lighted softball field, community garden, bike racks and a 60 spot
parking lot.

On Saturday, August 1 all municipal tot lot playgrounds reopened to the
public and will be disinfected daily by the DPW and Park Maintenance
Department to ensure that the equipment on the playgrounds is cleaned and
children can enjoy themselves once again in our extraordinary municipal
park system.

For a list of all Bloomfield municipal parks, visit
http://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/213/Facilities.