Watchung Elementary School kids can’t finish out the school year playing on their playground because it is being torn down as construction begins on an expanded field.
A parent shared this video of a favorite tree, located behind the playground’s gaga pit, being taken down at the playground Thursday, while Watchung Elementary School children and parents looked on during after school pick up.
Watchung Playground committee parent Holly Shaw says the group has been repeatedly told that these trees would not be taken down.
Shaw says there are also safety concerns.
“The construction crew is using North Fullerton’s blocked off street during the time kids are being let out of school, crossing the street and loading into busses,” says Shaw, adding that there were huge excavation trucks driving on Garden and N. Fullerton Thursday while the crossing guard was telling them to stop.