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.
|Barlow Recreation Ground, Bury||April 2022|
|Dow Lane Play area, Bury||April 2022|
|Whitehead Park play area, Bury||April 2022|
|Snape Street play area, Radcliffe||April 2022|
Other play facilities to be upgraded between April and October 2022 will be as follows.
|Location||Anticipated start on site|
|Spring Play area, Bury||April 2022|
|Venwood Road ball zone, Prestwich||May 2022|
|Hoyles Park play area, Bury||June 2022|
|Woodhill Road play area, Bury||July 2022|
|Clarence Park play area Bury||July 2022|
|Gardener Mount play Area, Prestwich||August 2022|
|Sedgley Park play area, Prestwich||August 2022|
|Sunnybank play area, Bury||August 2022|
|Park Lane play area, Whitefield||September 2022|
|Young Street play area, Radcliffe||September 2022|
|Parr Lane play area, Unsworth||October 2022|
|Hollins Grundy play area, Bury||October 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