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In the news: Brand-new play area opens in Northlands Park

Northlands Park's brand-new play area has opened today, ready to be enjoyed by the local community.

The new facility is a complete rebuild on the existing play site, with it now offering over 40 different play elements and including varied equipment that will allow over 200 children to play together.

Alongside the play area now stands an exciting new ball court for football and basketball, an outdoor gym, as well as other ball games.

The play area follows recent improvements including resurfaced footpaths, a newly built bridge around the lake, over a dozen new angling swims, and a restored viewing platform.

Director of Community and Environment, Paul Brace, said: "Having visited the new play area at Northlands Park - I know how much fun will be had there by our residents.

"With the addition of the ball games area too - as well as regular Parkplay and ATF activities - there is so many different ways that our borough's youngsters can play at Northlands Park.

"It's not the end of our improvements there either - a brand-new skatepark will be coming to the park by the end of May."

The new play area comes in year two of the council's Play Review, a ten-year programme of approximately £9 million investment in our borough's play areas, to create a network of high-quality play facilities for residents across the borough.

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Published on Friday 24 March 2023