Few places on the SouthCoast are as picturesque as Apponagansett in Dartmouth, but the area is set to become even more beautiful and fun, especially for young families.

The Recreation Coordinator at Dartmouth Parks and Recreation, Becky Amaral, told Fun 107 that the town is nearing completion on what will be a gorgeous new outdoor playground for families to enjoy. There will be toys and equipment designed for children as young as two, and ranging up 12 years old.

Everything in this incredible playground is brand new, which makes it desirable enough, but building this gorgeous new playground with a waterfront view makes it next level.

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Is the park ready to be open to the public?

"Yes and no," chuckled Amaral. "The swings have not yet been installed, but we just couldn't keep the people off. They were going under the caution tape."

Even though the playground has not had an official grand opening, Amaral said that it is safe to use.

The project has been going on since September when the town removed the old equipment. The old mulch that surrounded the equipment was dug out and gravel was brought in and evenly spread across the area before a soft rubber ground surface was laid down.

Dartmouth Parks and Rec has been working with a Maine company to finish off the installation project. They anticipate that all of the playground equipment will be officially open and operational by Memorial Day weekend.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the playground looked near completion to us, with swings hanging from both swing sets.

The new playground equipment is sure to get a lot of use right out of the gate, as Apponagansett Park will see the return of their summer concert series. NB Rude Boys will kick off the series on June 16. The concerts run every Wednesday night. The cost is $5 per person at gate, $4 per person in advance, and $30 for a season pass. Children under 12 are free.

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