Bury play areas to get £525,000 upgrade

Bury Council is spending £525,000 to upgrade outdoor play facilities at multiple locations across the borough.

The investment will fund new play equipment and new safety surfacing at 14 play areas as well as refurbishment of a multi-use ball zone. 

Benches, bins and gates will also be refreshed at each of the sites. 

Work is already under way at the following locations. 

LocationAnticipated completion
Barlow Recreation Ground,  BuryApril 2022
Dow Lane Play area, BuryApril 2022
Whitehead Park play area,  BuryApril 2022
Snape Street play area, RadcliffeApril 2022

Other play facilities to be upgraded between April and October 2022 will be as follows. 

LocationAnticipated start on site
Spring Play area, BuryApril 2022
Venwood Road ball zone, PrestwichMay 2022
Hoyles Park play area,  BuryJune 2022
Woodhill Road play area,  BuryJuly 2022
Clarence Park play area BuryJuly 2022
Gardener Mount play Area, PrestwichAugust 2022
Sedgley Park play area, PrestwichAugust 2022
Sunnybank play area, BuryAugust 2022 
Park Lane play area, WhitefieldSeptember 2022
Young Street play area, RadcliffeSeptember 2022
Parr Lane play area, UnsworthOctober 2022
Hollins Grundy play area,  BuryOctober 2022

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: “Ongoing investment into providing good quality, locally accessible play facilities is absolutely vital for our communities. 

“Well maintained play areas help children to build their physical strength, fitness and co-ordination, they support their development and above all they provide safe places to have fun and interact socially with other children. 

“I’m sure each and every one of these upgraded play facilities will be warmly welcomed by local families.”

The latest refurbishments follow £300k already invested at Boz Park ball zone plus play areas at Close Park, Manchester Road Park, Openshaw Park, St Mary’s Park, Whitefield Park, Goshen and Hawkshaw.

To find local play areas, ball zones, outdoor gyms, tennis courts, ball zones, bowling greens and 3-2-1 routes across the borough of Bury, visit www.bury.gov.uk/playfacilities