Fair Lawn was recently awarded a $50,000 matching grant from the Bergen County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Trust Fund for the project and the borough council voted to agree to fund the matching portion during their meeting last week.
"We want all of our residents, regardless of their ability, to have a place where they can play," Councilwoman Lisa Swain, the liaison to the ADA Advisory Committee, said.
If all goes well, the first phase of the playground could be built by this time next year, Mayor John Cosgrove said.
The ADA Advisory Committee is still accepting donations for the project. Anyone interested can send a check payable to "The Borough of Fair Lawn / ADA Committee" to: Fair Lawn ADA Committee c/o Borough of Fair Lawn Attn: Marianne Pettineo 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue Fair Lawn, NJ 07010