New Bern playground completion delayed due to heat wave

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A heat wave has pushed back the timeline for a New Bern playground.

Construction for Kidsville 2.0 began last week. More than 50 volunteers came to help and build the playground.

New Bern Parks and Recreation removed the original Kidsville because of safety and maintenance concerns.

The playground was originally supposed to be completed Sunday June 21, but due to a heat wave, there’s been a delay.

“The whole goal was to get as many people as we could to come out and help with this. Unfortunately, the heat got us, but that’s okay. A few more weeks we’ll have this playground open, we’ll do a ribbon cutting and let the kids really enjoy this thing,” said Foster Hughes, director of New Bern Parks and Recreation.

Hughes says the playground won’t be complete for another couple of weeks. But when finished, the playground will be ADA accessible and made out of recycled plastic material.

New Bern Parks and Recreation is looking for looking volunteers to help with the project. For more information you can call 252-639-2901.

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Kidsville 2.0 construction has begun today and the new playground should be finished by Sunday, July 21st.

New Bern Parks & Recreation removed the original Kidsville earlier this year because of safety and maintenance concerns.

The new playground is influenced by the designs by kids in the community.

It will have a similar design as the old Kidsville, but with newer elements.

The playground will be made of recycled plastic material which will allow it to last up to 50 years and it will be ADA accessible.

This is a community-based project that should make those in New Bern proud.

If interested in volunteering and learning more check out New Bern Parks & Recreation.

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