Two Fenland play parks in full swing following makeovers
Children are making the most of new and improved play equipment following the makeover of two popular play parks in Fenland.
The play areas at West End Park in March and Main Road, Parson Drove, have been revamped following a £60,000 investment from Fenland District Council.
In West End Park, the play area has been extended with four new attractions added – a pendulum rope swing, a ‘you and me’ adult and child swing, a jumper square and a ‘WeHopper’ rocker. The area’s rubber surface has also been replaced, and new picnic benches are being installed shortly.
In Parson Drove, some of the older equipment was removed and replaced with new attractions including a tractor play structure, a four-man seesaw, carousel, swing with shell seat and somersault bars.
The makeovers were made possible by using money set aside by Fenland District Council under Section 106 agreements, which is contributed by developers as part of planning agreements.
Councillor Peter Murphy, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Play areas are important community assets, so it is important that we set money aside to keep them up-to- date, safe, and popular with families and children of all ages. These refurbishments are part of our ongoing work to upgrade our play areas.”
Councillor Jan French, deputy leader of Fenland District Council and town and district councillor for March West, said: “The play park in West End Park is incredibly well-used by residents so I’m delighted that it has been refurbished and had new equipment added. I’m sure children will spend many more happy hours here.”