Tenean Beach playground deemed unsafe; tidal floods caused damage

The playground at Tenean Beach has been ordered closed immediately due to damage caused by tidal flooding earlier this year that has made the surface of the play area unsafe. The determination was made after a safety inspection this week.

“We are concerned for the safety of children and parents,” said DCR spokesman Reginald Zimmerman. The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation announced the closure on Wednesday morning.

The agency said it would “begin assessing the extent of damage and make a determination in the coming weeks.”

Signage announcing the closure will be installed around the playground today, according to Zimmerman.