Over £60,000 investment at Boundary Road Park in West Bridgford!Last updated: 15/1/2024
West Bridgford’s popular Boundary Road Play area has reopened to the public after receiving £63,000 investment in refurbishments.
The play area has welcomed a new climbing wall, zip wire, accessible seesaw, swing sets, benches and the refurbishment of springers and other toddler and junior play features and improvements to the safety surface.
The works included replacing a large earth mound with more accessible equipment whilst incorporating natural play elements.
It’s part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s (RBC) wider investment in parks, with Adbolton Lane play park’s £80,000 makeover completed last year and Greythorn Drive and Rushcliffe Country Park set to receive further improvements this spring.
To mark the reopening of the play area, RBC, Proludic Ltd and local children from Heymann Primary School celebrated with a ribbon cutting at the park on Monday January 15.
Rushcliffe Borough Council's Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Wellbeing, ICT and Member Development Cllr Jonathan Wheeler said: “Community play facilities such as these are so important to our residents and visitors, so we are delighted to provide these vital upgrades to the park, improving them for the long term and fit for the future.
“The re-development of Boundary Road sees accessible and inclusive equipment introduced so all children can enjoy our play facilities, which also incorporate natural play elements.
“It was great to welcome Year 2 children from Heymann Primary School to the park and seeing them enjoy the newly refurbished facilities!
“This builds on our previous work in 2021 to improve the site with £70,000 investment on the bike track, teen shelter, gate entrance and additional tree planting to enhance the green space ensuring that the play features sit in harmony with the natural environment.”
Heymann Primary School Deputy Head Teacher Tracey Cruickshank added: “Thank you to the Council for inviting us to the unveiling of the refurbished park.
“It’s great to be open again and children has a fantastic time playing on all the fantastic playground equipment.
“We’re really pleased to see accessible features so that all our children can enjoy the park!”
Proludic MD Rob Baker said: “We have our UK headquarters in Bunny and it is always a treat to be working within the Borough where the majority of our staff live and work.
“We designed and built the original playground nearly 15 years ago and the current site retains the majority of its features, as they are still in pristine condition, but it was fantastic for us to be afforded the opportunity to work on this latest phase, to add some new fun and inclusive play opportunities, such as our innovative wheelchair accessible seesaw for a whole new generation of users.
“It was a cold morning on site but the people who matter most, the children were having a great time at the opening.
“Seeing their happy faces is the best part of our job and as someone raised in the Borough, it’s great to see RBC continuing to invest in free, high quality play provision for its residents.”