A new playground is coming to Newtown and thanks to the efforts of one local family, it will come at no cost to the township.
The new playground will be called Noah’s Playground in honor of a baby from Newtown Township who was eight weeks old when he passed away in 2010 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
It will be located in Veteran’s Park off Route 413.
Noah Cohen’s parents, Natalie and Jason Cohen, raised $53,000 to put towards the playground. The Cohens established The Noah Jacob Cohen Memorial Fund through The Philadelphia Foundation. Click here to read more about the fund and how money was raised.
The total budget for the project is $195,640, explained Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Board Chairman Andy Levine.
The remaining money needed for the playground will come from matching county open space funds. The township supervisors on Wednesday unanimously voted to authorize an application to the county for matching funds for the project.
“It’s designed to be an extremely active playground,” Levine said.
The supervisors were pleased with the project. “I think it’s a fantastic project,” Chairman Mike Gallagher said.