Work installing a fence around a newly built playground next to downtown Riverhead’s River and Roots Community Garden is just about done.
The Riverhead Rotary Club made a donation toward getting most of the fence built, and then garden organizers announced they needed another $1,000 to complete the project. After some publicity, they got the within days and started work.
The new playground – the only one in downtown Riverhead — is located next to the garden near Grangebel Park.
It includes a slide, seesaw and jungle gym.
The playground cost the town $51,374 to build, according to a contract awarded by the Town Board earlier this year.
It’s being funded by a Community Development Block Grant, which comes from federal funds, rather than town property taxes.