Preston’s battered and paint-peeling playgrounds to be repaired

Posted on - 18th March, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
The city's play areas in many parks have fallen into disrepair Pic: Tony Worrall
The city’s play areas in many parks have fallen into disrepair Pic: Tony Worrall

Parks, play areas and tennis courts across Preston are set for a lick of paint in the coming months.


Preston City Council says savings made during the transfer of the Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres to the social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited.

Now £50,000 is to be unleashed in a repair and painting blitz.

The cabinet apprond detailed where the works are due to begin, with many of them focused on the multi-use games areas (known as MUGAs).

Haslam Park will see painting to support posts, kerbs repairs, improved drainage access points and new line markings costing £5,000.

Ashton Park tennis and basketball court will have water retention, improving drainage and line markings for £4,000.

Ribbleton Park is to have backboards replaced, small-scale refurbishment to court fencing and line markings.

In Frenchwood’s multi-games area there will be drainage improvement works and small-scale surface and fencing work costing £5,000.

Read more: Toddler play area is finished in Euston Street Park makeover

Moor Lane’s work will see drainage works and line markings costing £3,000.

Hartington Rec will have its cricket wicket replaced and new line markings, costing £1,500.

Moor Park’s northern multi-use games needs repair to a damaged surface and the line markings, costing £1,500.

Oxheys Rec will see the wooden timber round retaining posts repaired and new line markings at a cost of £4,000.

Brookfield’s MUGA will see repairs to surfaces and line markings at a cost of £2,000.

Smith’s Rec MUGA is having drainage work and its mesh panels repaired, costing £5,000.

Read more: Extra funding found for Moor Park restoration

Replacing missing court fencing panels, basketball back boards and line markings is the work taking place at Castleton Road for the cost of £9,000.

Fishwick MUGA has paint peeling at its support posts and line markings, costing £1,500.

Longsands MUGA will see mesh panels repaired and line markings for £1,500.

Moor Park’s Adizone will have surface repairs and painting costing £2,000 and Ashton’s Adizone will have painting of equipment for £500.

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