Two Preston play areas which were successful in receiving funding grants for improvements are due to have work start on them this month.Advertisement
Over August and September for a period of 8 weeks, Euston Street in Lea and Jubilee Avenue in Riversway play areas are undergoing improvements which will see them house new equipment and undergo maintenance work.
Various partnerships are behind the funding which have secured the work to go ahead, including grants from Lancashire Environmental Fund, Veolia UK and the Jubliee Action Group and Friends of Euston Street Park group each working with Preston City and Lancashire County Councils.
Further phases of development in the future to add more paths, shrub plants, landscaping and play equipment is still being considered, as well as the potential to have more new play equipment for the under 6’s.
Improvements coming to each park can be found below:
Euston Street Park
Five new items of play equipment in the lower part of the play area are to be installed with rubberised safer surfacing under and around the equipment. The equipment is mainly for young teenagers and juniors and includes a basket swing, cone climber, two roundabouts and two spinners.
Jubliee Avenue Park
Two new footpaths will be put in place to improve access to and around the park. Drainage works will be carried out where new equipment is expected to be placed. This consists of a nest swing, embankment slide, two roundabouts, a seasaw and a balance trail. Jubliee Avenue Park will also have the rubberised safety surface and grass mounds will be included in the area.
Do you or your children visit these play areas? What do you make of the new installments? Let us know in the comments below.