Play improvement programme continues

The Hooe Primary School Council join (l-r) Emmie Readman, Natural Infrastructure Officer; Cllr Mike Leaves, Cabinet member for Streetscene and the Environment; Cllr Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Zoe Sydenham, Natural Infrastructure Officer at Hooe Green.

Play parks at Hooe Green and Dean Cross are the latest to have been made over as part of an ongoing play improvements scheme.

Meanwhile, work has also started on parks at Peacock Meadow, Boringdon Close, Plympton St Maurice, and at Mutley Park as the Hands Up For Plymouth Play programme ramps up.

Improvements across these sites include new, dynamic pieces of equipment like zip lines and giraffe climbing frames, colourful design graphics to liven up the spaces, and much more.

Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning said: “Having already seen the improvements made in other parts of the city, it’s great to see six more parks get the makeover they deserve.

“I’m also proud that we are delivering on a very clear policy to provide high quality play spaces within 400m of people’s homes.

“I look forward to taking my family to the finished parks.”

New climbing apparatus at Dean Cross

Following a community consultation and a successful tender process, the Council has been working closely with play company Kompan to come up with a number of ideas.

Designs aim to complement the setting of each park, creating multiple play experiences which are both fun and safe.

As some of the sites will be undergoing a complete refurbishment, they will have to be closed temporarily while work is carried out. Further details and expected dates will be available on posters which will go up around the play areas and on the Nature Plymouth Facebook page.

Improvements to the six parks are expected to be complete and ready to enjoy in time for Christmas.