Children’s playground reopens.

Alexandra Park is now the first public park which the Council has equipped specifically to allow children of all abilities to play together in one play area.   The upgrade introduces three new pieces of accessible play kit that can be used by ALL children of varying abilities, which complements the existing play provision, as follows: –

  • A fast traditional roundabout, 2.4m diameter, with free standing space plus two wheelchair stations and a seat for toddlers.  
  • A flush-fitted in ground trampoline that can be used by all, including wheelchair users.  
  • A set of four swings that comprise a basket swing, a parent and baby swing, a flat swing and a wheelchair swing. (Entry to the ability swing enclosure is by Radar key to limit entry to just wheelchair users).’

B&NES has been working with community groups and parish councils on major upgrades to its parks to encourage children to play outside more.

Collin Carr and Andrew Lawrence of Alexandra Park Friends, together with local councillors Alison Born and Winston Duguid try out the new equipment (usually strictly for children!).
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