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Crews have started replacing the rubber matting around the Beaufort Waterfront Park playground with the new hardwood mulch.
The park playground will be closed this week.
The matting was designed to give children a softer landing when they jump or fall from the playground equipment, but it's fallen apart through the years.
Altogether, the playground project will cost just under $10,000. The city hopes to reopen it by Friday night.