Published: Tuesday, 15th Nov 2022

The proposed design for the new playground at Old Station Park has been unveiled by Bolton Council.

Play area plan Nov 2022The children’s play area is currently closed as part of the ongoing flood basin works which will see the playground relocated to a different area of the park.

The works are part of an £1.8m project funded by the Environment Agency aims to tackle a long history of flooding to properties in Horwich town centre from Pearl Brook.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Nadim Muslim, said:   

“The new design seeks to replicate the play opportunities provided by the previous play area, which has been very popular and well used over the last 13 years. 

“The old play equipment was no longer suitable and could not be reused but this has given us a great opportunity to invest in brand new equipment. 

“The new playground will benefit from new and innovative items of equipment to provide enjoyment, exercise and development activity for future generations of children.”

The new play area is set to open in Spring 2023.