Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park children's playground closed for repairs

Published at 7:49 p.m. on February 17, 2014 | Modified at 7:50 p.m. on February 17, 2014

The playground at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort will be closed this week for repairs, but is anticipated to re-open in time for the weekend, Beaufort leaders said.The problem is with the rubber matting designed to make for softer landings when children jump or fall from the playground equipment. The material is cracking and breaking apart in chunks, compromising the effectiveness of the fall zones, said Isiah Smalls, director of public works and facilities management for the City of Beaufort.

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