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5/25/23, Asbury Park, NJ – City Council is pleased to announce the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the newly upgraded Atkins Avenue Water Spray Park on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 12pm. The water spray park, located at 305 Atkins Avenue behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Upper Elementary School, received $376,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to upgrade 25-year-old equipment and infrastructure. Upgrades include the addition of a Lightning Detection System which will shut off water to equipment when lighting is detected in the vicinity, canopy installation, updated equipment and water activities, including a new play area for toddlers, and the addition of picnic tables and benches.
“We are excited to put Community Development Block Grant funding to work for Asbury Park residents,” said Community & Cultural Affairs Director and Community Development Block Grant Administrator Cassandra Dickerson, “The City’s splash park allows our youth to have an interactive, safe and fun experience every summer.”
“We are proud to be able to provide recreational opportunities for the Asbury Park community,” said Mayor John Moor, “The City’s 25-year-old spray park was long overdue for an equipment upgrade which we could not have done without Cassandra Dickerson’s hard work and the crucial funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development ’s Community Development Block Grant program. Amenities like this bring people together and build community.”
The free water spray park will be open daily 12pm to 7pm, weather permitting, from Monday, June 5th through Labor Day. Children must be supervised by an adult.
For more information, contact City of Asbury Park Director of Community & Cultural Affairs, Cassandra Dickerson at 732-502-5753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the City of Asbury Park, visit www.cityofasburypark.com.