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Grange Park to see major new kids play area in revamp

Posted on - 27th June, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Parks, Preston Council, Ribbleton
A sky carver is among the new rides coming to Grange Park
A sky carver is among the new rides coming to Grange Park

Grange Park is set to see a major overhaul of its play area.

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Sky carvers, aerial runways and a new toddler-only play area will be put in.

Alongside new swings and a climbing frame there’s tens of thousands of pounds due to be spent.

Preston City Council is being asked to plug a funding gap of some £57,000 to upgrade the play areas.

The park, situated in Mitton Drive, off Ribbleton Hall Drive, is used by many families in the east of the city.

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The park is developed from the grounds of the former Ribbleton Hall.

A proposal to councillors asks them to step in with the missing funds to allow the charity Groundwork and Moor Nook Central, a residents group, to complete the scheme – costing £105,519 in total.

Swings in Grange Park - seen better days Pic: Joseph Hall
Swings in Grange Park – seen better days Pic: Joseph Hall

Council officers write: “Grange Park is an important town park on the eastern side of the City. The park serves a large catchment of young people and families from the Moor Nook area and surrounding Ribbleton ward.

“The current play equipment on site is old and of limited play value. It is in need of modernisation to ensure that a safe and high play value facility remains in the area.”

The proposal is due to be debated at a full council meeting on Thursday 29 June from 2pm.

Do you use Grange Park? What do you think about the potential funding? Let us know in the comments below

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