Worksop: New play park set to open this weekend

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A brand new children’s play park is to open in Worksop this weekend.

The facility, on Keswick Road, will officially be unveiled during an open day and gala on Saturday 28th March, 1pm-4pm.

Ward members for Worksop north - Coun Bill Barker, Coun Gwyneth Jones and Coun David Potts - had previously canvassed the area to ask what facilities residents would like, and a play park for local children was the most preferred suggestion.

The councillors will be attendance at the unveiling of the play park.

Coun Barker said: “Over time, the site had become a little neglected and the previous play equipment was damaged. But having spoken to local residents we found out that it was still being used by the children.”

Coun Potts said: “From these conversations, it was clear that a new play park would be a popular choice, so we asked the local children, through St John’s School, for their input in what equipment should be installed.”

Coun Jones added: “We hope that it will be a much used community facility and hope that because this was their idea, this gives them a sense of ownership.”

Activities arranged so far for the open day include a bouncy castle, face painting, panna soccer, archery, a circus Workshop and hot food stalls.