This play area was improved as part of the play builder project in 2009/10 read more about the Playbulder projects. The new play area at Alexandra Park was completed and opened on the 28th May 2010.
This site now offers a range of challenges suitable for children from 3 to 14+ years of age.
The fenced play space caters for younger children with improved facilities on the upper level. the old climbing wall and somersault bars were removed and in their place is a new cone climber rope spinning top and a rope bridge supplied by Huck. The old springy platforms were always very popular so these have been replaced with three new ones. A number of timber balance items supplied by Eibe and originally Lappset (now Ludus Leisure)complete the improvements on this level.
To enhance the more natural feel of the upper level the old metal barriers and concrete slabs at the entrance have been replaced with a new low level wall and a rubber "tiger mulch" surface. A new bench has been installed along with an informal turf and timber has also been created at the highest point of the slope.
In the space below, the two old "springers" had reached the end of their useful life and have been replaced with two new inclusive SMP springers. The existing Wicksteed discovery climbing frame with slide and monkey bars, the junior and cradle swings and the "Kidde-ride" roundabout have all been retained and repainted.
More improvements have been made outside the fenced space with the construction of a Fawns surfaced rebound wall with skill panels, an Hags buddy swing and a Playdale 30 metre cable way (zip wire) to provide more interest for older children along with seats and benches and an extra litter bin.
The original youth shelter remains along with a separate surfaced basket ball hoop.
The play equipment in this play area was manufactured and installed to comply with current safety standards applying at the time of installation and all items of equipment are provided with a safer surface where required.
The play equipment and the immediate surrounding areas are inspected on a regular basis. An annual inspection is also carried out by an independent qualified organisation that prepares a safety audit and a report to enable the Council to plan long term maintenance and renewal.
This site is easily accessible from Palmerston Road and also Alexander Road where there is limited car parking or via the excellent local footpath network.
We encourage the use of all our facilities by everyone. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we could improve this facility for you.
Page last updated 24 March 2016 @ 10:00
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