The main ship area is just one of the new additions. Others include a complete resurfacing of the play area, a musical instruments corner, a mini-merry-go-round, and swings for kids of all ages and abilities.
Kara McGuirk-Allison's fundraising efforts through the Friends of Broadneck Park began late in 2011, after seeing playground equipment go unfixed.
The campaign came to a close in 2012, shortly after Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks gave the green light on the renovation project.
The original park playground was built in 1990, and McGuirk-Allison said most playground equipment lasts 15 years. While Broadneck's equipment was in relatively good condition, park officials agreed a replacement would be beneficial.