Work to upgrade and refurbish Derby play areas to be completed over the next few weeks
WORK to upgrade and refurbish a number of play areas across Derby will be completed over the next few weeks.
A new toddler's play area has been completed at Cheviot Street open space, providing a range of equipment within a safe and secure area.
While work is close to finishing on an extension to Knightsbridge Recreation Ground play area that will provide challenging equipment for older children, including a large communal swing and climbing frame.
The two schemes have cost £90,000 and have been funded through the S106 budget.
At Darley Park play area further improvements have been carried out to allow the site to cope with the heavy use it encountered following the installation of new equipment last year.
The work includes new safety surfacing and footpaths and cost £16,000.
Council officers and members consulted with the local community and schools before carrying out the work to identify what type of equipment was preferred and sought advice on any other improvements the community felt was needed.
Councillor Martin Repton, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Our investment into Derby parks show how important we believe parks are to the quality of life of Derby residents, particularly our children.
“Parks offer children healthy and constructive opportunities to burn off their excess energy, socialise with their peers and enjoy themselves using attractive modern facilities.”