With funding of nearly $2 million from the Cape May County Open Space Fund, Avalon is set to move ahead with the development of its Surfside Park adjacent to the Boardwalk at 30th Street.
The area for the new park currently hosts an aging playground and skatepark that has deteriorated with age under the harsh conditions that exist close to the ocean.
The existing park is in need of new equipment, and the borough opted to use an opportunity to replace it with a multi-generational facility that can be a focal point for play and community activities.
The project will involve a close working relationship between Taylor Design Group and the borough’s engineering firm, Mott MacDonald. Scott Taylor, of Taylor Design, and Tom Thornton, of Mott MacDonald, explained the relationship to Avalon Borough Council at its Jan. 10 meeting.