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Play area tested to its limits!

12/02/2020


Children in Bramcote were the first try out a new play area at King George V Park thanks to £120,000 of funding from Broxtowe Borough Council and FCC Communities Foundation.

Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown joined children from The Village Nursery to test out the new play equipment and fitness areas, which features a fenced area for the under 9’s and items in the open grass for older children.

The area was designed by the Council’s Parks Team, using the results from an extensive local consultation undertaken late in 2018.

The play equipment was sourced from a number of manufacturers and is predominantly made from sustainably grown European hardwood, which complements the rural feel of the park. The installation was carried out by Nottinghamshire based SPG construction and features an impact absorbing rubber surface.

As well as play equipment for the youngsters a fitness station has been provided, with activities to help keep the local community fit and active. Paths, steps and access points have also been improved to provide for visitors who simply want to explore the park and enjoy the natural environment.

The improvements are the latest as part of the Council’s Pride in Parks programme to invest £500,000 in improving parks and open spaces across the Borough. The Council committed £70,000 towards this project, with FCC Communities Foundation committing £50,000.