Telecommunications firm IT&E recently donated playground equipment to
Tinian as part of the municipality’s effort to revitalize the Tinian Children’s Park.
Tinian Mayor Edwin P. Aldan is grateful to IT&E for the donation and thankful to the U.S. Navy Seabees for assisting the Mayor of Tinian’s Special Projects team with the initiation of revitalizing the park.
Aldan also thanked the 17th Tinian Municipal Council for its help with the new equipment.
In a statement from his office, Aldan also extended his appreciation to the Special Projects Team for their hard work and dedication to enhancing the park with the installation of new recreational activities for the youth.
The Tinian Children’s Park is an ongoing project that is spearheaded by the Tinian Mayor’s Office-Projects Management Division and is under the management of Raena P. Cing-Cabrera and Romeo Diaz. Aldan identified this project as one of his priorities to enhance youth development and family recreational facilities.
A survey that was sent out to the schools and community members early this year regarding their vision of the park all came back positive and in support of the park’s revitalization as a priority. That prompted the Office of the Mayor of Tinian and Aguiguan to submit grant applications for the Community Block Development Grant and the Technical Assistance Program for funding to replace the chain-link fence that enclose the park’s surroundings, repair the concrete benches and picnic tables, build new concrete picnic tables and pavilions, purchase and install more playground equipment (monkey bars, seesaw, slide, tetherball, jungle gym, adult fitness course), build a basketball and volleyball court, renovate the bathrooms and changing rooms, install new light posts and lamp fixtures, build a site for vendors to sell refreshments, and possibly even plan for a splash pad or some other form of recreational water activity for children.
The Projects Division is hoping for positive news from the two grantors sometime between July and August. The Tinian Children’s Park will be opened to the public once the installation of new activities/facilities and the renovation of the bathrooms/changing rooms are complete. The team is anticipating the ribbon-cutting of the park this summer if all goes as planned, without any interruption or delay to the project. (PR)