Beeston children will get to enjoy exciting new play experiences as a zip wire and a water play area provide the crowning glory of the brand new Broadgate Park Play Area.
Families joined the Mayor of Broxtowe, councillor Halimah Khaled MBE, at Broadgate Park to launch the finishing touches.
Funded with contributions from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental), United Living North, Vinshire North and Tesco Bags of Help, along with an allocation from the council’s Pride in Parks budget, the play area is designed to be accessible to a wide range of ages and abilities.
It now features sand and water play tables, a giant swing, trampoline, climbing units and a 30-metre zip wire.
Manufactured by South Yorkshire-based Sutcliffe Play, the state-of-the-art equipment was fitted by local installers Land Restoration Services.
The improvements come as part of the council’s Pride in Parks initiative, with £500,000 being dedicated to improving parks, open spaces, and play areas throughout Broxtowe.
Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee, councillor Shane Easom said:“I really hope that the families of Beeston and the surrounding areas are looking forward to enjoying the new and improved Broadgate Park Play Area.
“It’s a chance for the kids to keep active and have fun in the great outdoors.
“This is the first park to benefit from the funding we’ve dedicated and we cannot wait to start work on the other parks and opens spaces throughout the borough.”
Cheryl Raynor, WREN’s local grant manager, said:“It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally open and ready to make such a difference to children in the local area.
“WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”