A shortage of volunteers and cash is extending the wait for the reopening of Shark Park Playground in Brigantine. The original build week fell short and the park remains closed.
A new Shark Park was to debut the first weekend in May, but a lack of volunteers and little focus from City Hall made that hopeful date a longshot. Fewer volunteers than expected are turning out which has delayed the work. “It’s about 60 percent done,” said project leader; Paul Amalfitano.
Local residents have noted the shortage of volunteers assisting in the effort.
Mayor Guenther and Brigantine City Council currently being pressured by local families and part-time residents to place more attention on community projects like Shark Park.
“The Mayor needs to focus less on golf course scams and protecting a handful of public employee salaries and pensions” said Mary Waterson, a mother of 3 who has been vacationing in Brigantine for the last 20 years. “Shark Park was one of the last remaining things for kids to do in Brigantine. It’s shameful how City Council dropped the ball on this very simple community project”.