Playground, splash pad proposal for Bellhaven Nature Area divides Red Bank neighbors

A plan to build a splash park on the west side of Red Bank is drawing opposition. Bellhaven Nature Area on Locust Avenue is being

Bellhaven Nature Area on Locust Avenue is being

Bellhaven Nature Area on Locust Avenue is being considered for a splash pad and two playgrounds. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

RED BANK - A plan to build a splash park on the west side of Red Bank is drawing opposition.

Bellhaven Nature Area on Locust Avenue is being considered for a splash pad and two playgrounds.

Some neighbors say the wetlands should not be built up. Others worry it would attract too many people and create traffic problems.

However, more than 300 residents have signed a petition in favor of the project. "I think it would be a good idea," says Tim Johnson. 

Proponents say the nature area is currently overgrown with weeds and could be cleaned up and used more beneficially.

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