U.S. Army Garrison Picatinny Arsenal completed a renovation of the Child Development Center (CDC) playground in October 2020. All three facility playgrounds were demolished and completely rebuilt with improved drainage, new play features, turf, and poured- in- place safety surfacing. The playgrounds now feature expanded bike paths, music equipment, climbing structures, swings, and shade structures.
In total, the project took nearly three months to complete. The CDC 175 facility serves 56 children, ages infant, toddler and pre-toddler. Each playground is designed specifically with features and safety measures for the age of the children that will use this space. Though the playgrounds have been maintained and improved since the facility opened in the late 1990s, this is the first time the playgrounds have been completely rebuilt. The improved drainage of the project addresses some original design flaws and will help improve the overall service life of the equipment, safety surfacing, and turf.
U.S. Army photo by Todd Moses – Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone, Picatinny Arsenal Commanding General, (center left with scissors) and Lt. Col. Adam Woytowich, Picatinny Arsenal Garrison Commander, cut the red ribbon to signify the opening of Picatinny Arsenal’s new Child Development Center playground, during a ceremony on May 20.