Refurbishment of children’s playground

A full refurbishment of the children’s playground will take place in October. We passed on all the comments you sent us regarding what you would like to see in the playground to City Parks, which mostly concerned more play equipment for very young children. Although much of the new equipment is designed for older children, the City Parks Play Officer has confirmed he will be incorporating more equipment for under 3s when budgets permit.

Meanwhile, the existing swings for younger children, playhouses and roundabouts will be refurbished and upgraded with safer surfaces. The rest of the playground will have new paths and adventurous new equipment including a ‘giant junior hilltop trail’ which incorporates the existing slides. Some existing equipment such as the zip wire will also be refurbished and upgraded.

Work will start in early October and will take about 3 weeks, so the play area will be closed during this period. It will be well worth waiting for!