The Borough of Topton reluctantly has come to the decision to remove the wooden playground, more commonly known as Bullet Boardwalk.
A motion was made and passed at the regularly scheduled Borough Council meeting on Aug. 10.
Increased pressure from the Borough’s insurance carrier and a deteriorating structure has caused the Borough to take this course of action.
The monumental project that in 1994 was done with the hard work and effort from our entire community has been the location of countless summer nights of children at play and provided numerous memories. The Borough extends its gratitude and thanks to Coordinator Donna Hordendorf, the many individuals, civic organizations and corporations that helped make the park possible in 1994.
However, this location after 20 years has seen its time come and go. The Borough is hoping this will be the first step to revitalizing their 10 acre recreational land.
Although we understand taking this structure down will come with sadness for some, the Borough cannot move forward without moving from the past.
Borough Employees will be present on Saturday Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for any community member who would like to have their namesake boards. Although many of these boards were damaged over the years, we feel it’s only right that the ones remain have the chance to be preserved. Those wishing to claim their namesake boards must be able to identify the location for it to be removed on the Sept. 12 by our designated employees.
For more information please direct questions to the Borough Office at 610-682-2541.