Worksop: New play park set to open this weekend

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

Wednesday, 25th March 2015, 10:25 am

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.