The groundbreaking will take place at Bay View Park, 6800 Long Beach Boulevard, at 10 a.m. May 9. The playground is expected to be open to the public following ribbon-cutting on Sunday, May 11 — Mother’s Day.

Donations can be made to Long Beach Township PBA 373 Civic Association and mailed to P.O. Box 2315, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008 or online at

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