New play area in Queens Park 

06/05/11
Queens Park Play area
Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council opens the new play area

Work has finished on a new play area for Queens Park, which will provide a fun and safe place to play for children in the area.

The new play area, which is larger then the old one, is opposite Park Road Lodge and includes an exciting range of modern equipment including swings, slides and a series of climbing structures for toddlers through to teenagers, one accessible for children with special needs, as well as a large sand play zone with timber ship wreck.

The £300,000 cost for the construction of the new facility will be covered by the
£5.1m which the council received from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2009 for the
redevelopment of Queens Park.

Work already completed on the park includes the restoration of Dobson Bridge and
the dredging and refilling of the lakes.

Work is also well under way on the restoration of Park Road lodge and building the
new community pavilion.

Future work also includes new railings at the park entrances, new entrance gates at
Chorley New Road, a new car park, the reinstatement of a decorative Victorian
fountain and the creation of a World Garden which will provide a venue for art
installations, cultural events and small scale performances.

Bolton Council is also holding a family fun day on Sunday 8th May to celebrate the completion of the new play area in Queens Park.

The fun day which runs from 10am – 4pm will include a funfair, circus skills workshops, a Punch and Judy show, a climbing wall, face painting, henna painting and soccer skills training from Street-wise Soccer. There will also be local music from the Phoenix Samba Workshop and ‘Flat Cap 3’.

Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer said: “We are delighted that work has finished on this play area and hope that residents will join us for a fun day in the park to celebrate its completion.”

 

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