Special Town Meeting will be asked on Nov. 20 to allow the $256,000 reconstruction of the popular Halifax Open Play Space, or HOPS, playground near Holmes Public Library on Plymouth Street.
“The money won’t be coming from the town coffers at the end of the day,” said Halifax Town Administrator Charlie Seelig. He said an effort by the Friends of HOPS has raised $175,000 for the project, with more fund-raising events still on the schedule.
The Town Meeting article, if approved, would allow the town to qualify for a $50,000 grant from the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
The playground is one of only two in the town and, at about a half-acre in size, by far the largest, Seelig said. Much of the previous playground, which was built about 25 years ago, has had to be dismantled because of decaying wood and other unsafe conditions.
Seelig said the new playground will be made of durable plastic and be accessible to those with disabilities. He said the construction will be done with community volunteers.
“It will be another community build. We’re building a very good playground. We’re building one that will last,” he said.
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