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Haskells Recreation Ground Play Area

Ringwood Road

BH12 3LH

Ward - Newtown

Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

Enquiries: 01202 261700

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Haskells Play Area
Haskells Play Area

This play ground was improved as part of the first year of the play builder project - read more here. The site was officially opened by the Mayor Councillor Charles Meachin on Friday 9th April 2010.

On the upper limit the old climbing frame and swings were retained and repainted. New equipment has been installed for younger children including a spinning rope cone climber supplied by, Sutcliffe a buddy swing supplied by Hags and a toddler climbing frame supplied by Playdale.

The site is very popular with local children aged between 3 to 14 who now have an exciting and challenging play facility.

Using the lower grass area within the fenced dog free play area has allowed us to increase the play experience for older children by the installation of a Playdale 30 metre cable way (zip wire) and a Huck super rope end swing that can take up to eight people.

Picnic tables supplied by Earth Anchors have also been installed on the lower level to encourage more family participation.

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.

The site is well serviced by footpaths from the surrounding housing areas and car parking is available on surrounding roads and the main car park accessed off of Ringwood Road.

Further work to this area started in late 2015 with the construction of a new footpath link around the outside of the play area and the installation of a new picnic table, this work is on-going with new items of natural play being installed outside of the fenced play area. The old swings have  been replaced and the climbing frame and play area fencing has been given a new coat of paint.

New wildflower areas and shrub beds have been created around the site with additional tree planting to provide more interest in the area.


The newly installed wooden natural play equipment adjacent to the existing play area officially open on FRIDAY 22 July @ 1:00pm.

The new wooden play equipment extends the existing play provision and provides a challenge for younger children while developing their balance and co-ordination skills. 

Two "log" seats have been installed around the recreation ground to provide areas where you can sit in peaceful surroundings and enjoy the views of the new wildflower planting areas.

Please see the pictures below of the new facilities.

Haskells Rec. Play Area
Cone Climber & Buddy Swing
Haskells Rec. Play Area
Haskells Rec Climbing Frame
Haskells Rec Climbing Frame 200716
Haskells Rec. Frame and Bank Slide
Climbing Frame & Bank Slide
Haskells Rec. Play Area
Lower Grass Area
Haskells Play Area
Cableway & Large Rope End Swing
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Haskells Rec. Play New Footpath
New Footpath Link
Haskells Up & Down Stepping Logs
Up & Down Stepping Logs
Haskells Rec. Play Area Log Climb
Log Climb
Haskells Rec. Play Area Log Climb 2
Log Climb 2
Haskells Rec. Play Area Stepped Log Run
Stepped Log Run
Haskells Rec. Play Area Double Balance Logs
Double Balance Logs
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Haskells Rec. New Picnic Table
New Picnic Table
Haskells Rec Play Area Tilted Log Run
Tilted Log Run
Haskells Rec Log Seat 1
Log Seat 1
Haskells Rec. Log Seat 2
Haskells Rec. Log Seat 2

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 22 July 2016 @ 0.45

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