Soundside Park playground opens Monday

Soundside Park playground opens Monday

SURF CITY, N.C. (WECT) - Children in Surf City will be able to pretend they are on the high seas with the newest feature at Soundside Park.

The town recently completed work on new playground equipment, which includes two structures with sailing themes.

The new equipment replaced the previous playground equipment, which had been in place for about 15 years.

“This was a project that was in the works for about 2 years," says parks and recreation director Chad Merritt. "We identified that we needed to replace the previous playground, because it was starting to deteriorate from the inside out. We waited a bit for the hurricane season to end, just in case something crazy happened so we were able to get this going just in the last month or so.”

A grand opening for the playground will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

“You’ve got slides, climbing features and spinners but the biggest thing is the imagination component. We put a pirate ship here on Topsail, what better place because of the islands history, and it lets the imagination run wild,” said Merritt

Officials say the new playground will be able to accommodate three times as many kids as the previous playground.

The park is located at 517 Roland Ave.

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