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 a good footpath system and we encourage the use of all our facilities by everyone, whatever their abilities.
Site is now open for use as the works are now complete as of 13:00 hrs Thursday May 7, one week ahead of schedule!!
Please see new pictures below.
During the closure the swings have been repainted, new cradle seats have been installed and all the old surfacing has been pressure washed.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we could improve this facility for you.
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