WOODBRIDGE — A quarter-million-dollar playground for special-needs children was damaged by fire early Wednesday and police want to know who did it.

A "significant part" of the "Boundless" playground in back of the Matthew Jago School 28 in the Sewaren section was damaged by a fire, according to  Mayor John McCormac, who said the fire was arson.

The mayor said a neighbor reported the fire about 5:45 p.m. It fully engulfed the playground, which includes 60 pieces of equipment including wheelchair access ramps, swings, platforms and seats, sliding boards, tube slides, a maze and benches and tables.

Woodbridge Playground FIre
(Mayor John E. McCormac)

"I am confident that the WPD Detective Division will track down and arrest those responsible for this senseless fire that destroyed a playground and endangered an entire community," the mayor said in a post on his Facebook page.

McCormac asked anyone with information about the fire to call Woodbridge Police at 732-634-7700.

The park was built in 2008, according to the mayor, who valued the park at $250,000.

The park is also home to Camp PACE (Parents’ Organization Program for the Advancement of Children’s Education), which serves youngsters on the autism spectrum or who face other challenges.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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