Chelmsford City Council

New and improved Westlands Play area launch

 The winning Westlands Play area design, which was chosen by local families back in April, has now become a reality with yesterday's grand opening of the newly refurbished play area in time for the summer holidays.

Councillor Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks and Cemetery Services and Chelmsford’s Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Spence were in attendance at the popular play area at Savernake Park, Westlands, Chelmsford to welcome local children and their families to the new and exciting adventure play area and even had a chance to test out the play equipment themselves.

Designed by leading playground supplier Kompan, the play area is a children's paradise of excitement and fun. Catering for over fifty 2-12-year-olds at once, it offers 40 different items of play equipment to delight visitors.

The play area features springers, interactive panels, multiplay units for toddlers and children, a cradle swing, zipline and a hexagonal climbing frame, it's sure to keep kids happy and busy until hometime. The design also retains the much-loved seesaw that was already in place, while plenty of seating and picnic benches mean the whole family can relax together.

Councillor Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks and Cemetery Services said: “We are thrilled that we can continue to improve play areas for young children and their families in the city to enjoy. It was great to see so many children and families come and join us for the opening of this new and exciting play area as this demonstrates how important play areas are still to our younger residents and their families. We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Chelmsford and this project is another example of how getting residents involved benefits the community for the better.”

Westlands is not the only play area that has had an exciting revamp this year. Visitors to the city's Central Park, whose play area entertains tens of thousands of children every year, will be delighted to hear that they will soon be able to vote on designs for a complete refurbishment of the playground.
If you would like to be part of the decision, please come along to 'Celebrate Your Chelmsford's Parks' in the garden outside Cake on the Lake on Friday 27 July, 10am-2.30pm. As well as the play area consultation, there will be a range of free and fun activities for children as well as staff on hand to talk to grown-ups about local parks, recycling and culture in the city.

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Wednesday 25 July 2018

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