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Branksome Recreation Ground Play Area

Recreation Road

BH12 2EB

Ward - Branksome West

Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

Enquiries: 01202 261700

Branksome Rec. Play Area
Branksome Rec. Play Area

The fenced play area includes SMP junior and cradle swings, a multi-person raft springer, a small spinner bowl, all supplied by Kompan,  and a new modern  Wicksteed XS climbing frame complete with climbing walls, chill out seats, a spinner outrigger, a high slide and trapeze rings (hang bars) as requested by local children situated in a new safer surfaced area. The old roundabout has been removed and replaced with a new Wicksteed Simulator (a rocking, rotating seat with a metal deck) in a new safer surfaced area.. This playground is suitable for children between the ages of 2 to 14 years old but this age range is only a guide.

The tarmac surface has been painted with early learning games to add to the play and learning experience for younger children.

Immediately outside the fenced play area is an exciting new climbing wall installed in 2008 - the first of its kind in Poole.  At 3m high the wall comprises four separate boulders, two linked by a spiders web climbing net, supplied by Hags-smp.  It is installed into an area of rubber surfacing, and is designed for unsupervised use by anyone over 6 years of age, whatever their climbing ability.

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 play area is accessible from the good footpath system with car parking available on local roads and in the large recreation ground car park just a short walk away. 

Branksome Rec. Play Area Simulator
Simulator Age Range 8 to 14
Branksome Rec. Junior Swings
Junior Swings Age Range 5 to 14
Branksome Rec. Cradle Swings
Cradle Swings Age Range 2 to 5
Branksome Rec. Play Area XS Climbing Frame
XS Climbing Frame with High Slide and Hang Bars Age Range 8 to 14
Branksome Rec. XS Climbing Frame
XS Climbing Frame Age Range 8 to 14
Branksome Rec. Play Area Raft Springer
Raft Springer Age range 3+
Branksome Rec Bowl Spinner & Toadstool Seat
Bowl Spinner & Toadstool Seat Age Range 2 to 5
Branksome Rec. Snake
Snake Age Range 18 months +
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Branksome Rec. Spiders Web
Climbing Wall Spiders Web Age Range 6 to 14
Branksome Rec Climbing Wall
Climbing Wall & Spiders Web Age Range 6 to 14

We encourage the use of all our facilities by everyone, whatever their abilities. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we could improve this facility for you. 

Page last updated 24 February 2016 @ 15:30

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