The community has been invited to share their ideas on what should be included at the proposed new playground for Broadneck Park.
The community meeting hosted by the Friends of Broadneck Park is planned for 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Broadneck Library.
Earlier this month, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks gave the green light on a renovation project that will tear down the existing playground at Broadneck park and replace it with all new equipment.
Friends of Broadneck Park Director Kara McGuirk-Allison had been fundraising for this purpose over the past year, raising more than $45,000. She started her campaign after seeing playground equipment go unfixed.
Part of the criticism of the existing equipment is that it only appeals to older children. There's a gap for children aged 2 to 5, McGuirk-Allison said. That's a sentiment shared by County Councilman Dick Ladd (R-5th District), of Broadneck, who also played an instrumental role in getting the necessary funding through the county.
The new playground may be smaller than the existing one, but it will have more varied equipment, and be safer for children, McGuirk-Allison said.
Construction of the new playground is set to begin in April 2013.
For those who cannot attend the meeting, McGuirk-Allison urges all comments to be emailed to BAYSPlayground@gmail.com.