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New children’s play area is finished in Grange Park

Posted on - 31st May, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
How part of the new Grange Park play area looks
How part of the new Grange Park play area looks

An upgraded play area for children has been opened at a park in Ribbleton.

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Grange Park, off Glenview Close, has seen tens of thousands of pounds spent on the new kids play park.

Residents in the area approached Preston City Council about proposals for the park.

A number of organisations have worked together to fund the play area – with money coming from the Lancashire Environmental Fund, Moor Nook Central and Lancashire County Council alongside the city council. The work cost £105,519.

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Cabinet member for environment councillor Brian Rollo said: “It was my pleasure to be part of this exciting occasion. Grange Park serves a large catchment area of young people and families, and was in need of a modernised, more inclusive play area.

“It has been great to work together with our partners to be able to provide this playground for our residents.”

Enjoying the swings in Grange Park
Enjoying the swings in Grange Park

Groundwork prepared the plan for the play area in partnership with the city council’s landscape architects – and the play park has three distinct areas for different age groups.

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Lead member for health and adult services county councillor Charlie Edwards said: “Having this play park refurbished is great news for the residents of Moor Nook.

“Facilities to play and exercise are so important for people to lead healthy lives and I hope it is used well and looked after.”

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