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Limerick Parks Prepare For Start Of Their Season

BALL FIELD MAINTENANCE UNDER WAY – Mounds of earthen material (above) were found piled high Thursday afternoon (March 17, 2011) on the ball fields at Limerick (PA) Township Community Park, Swamp Pike and Ziegler Road, Limerick PA, as the its Parks and Recreation crew begins its final push to ensure the fields and park as a whole are ready for their grand re-opening during the first weekend of April (2011). The park’s restrooms and many of its facilities have been closed for what seemed to be an almost interminable winter season. Its Manderach Memorial Playground remains open, however, during regular park hours except for the first Monday of each month, when maintenance is conducted between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thanks to vigorous fund-raising by the parks department and local volunteers, and a $3,225 loan unanimously authorized Tuesday (March 15) by the township Board of Supervisors, the park also will benefit before June from the installation of Biggo Duo swings (left) geared toward children ages 5-12. Supervisors praised the department and Director Karen Hegedus for its work.

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