Saturday, 9 March 2013

Two Worcester play areas set for major revamp

Worcester City Council is spending over £45,000 to completely make over two popular play areas in Ronkswood and Dines Green.

Work will begin this month to install a wide range of new toddler and junior play equipment. The site outside the Ronkswood Community Centre will be closed from 20 March, and when re-opened will feature a 20 metre aerial runway for older children and climbing areas, as well as toddler swings, slides and climbing frames for younger children.

The Howard Road site in Dines Green will be closed from 11 March, and when re-opened will feature overhead bars and ropes, a rope ladder, a cargo net and spider’s web.

“Providing high quality play facilities across the city is incredibly important – giving areas where children have much greater freedom to play, explore and get some healthy outdoor exercise,” says Councillor Roger Knight, City Council Cabinet Member for a Cleaner and Greener city.

“I’m sure residents in these two areas will really welcome having these state-of-the-art play areas, right on their doorstep.”

£7,368 of the total spend is a contribution from developers of the nearby Woodside Gardens development at Larkhill.

It is anticipated that both play areas will re-open in time for the school Easter holidays.

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