New play area for Clifton Flower Park

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Children in Clifton can look forward to an exciting new play area opening next month. Construction has started this week in Clifton Central Park – known locally as Flower Park – and should be completed by mid February.

Treats on the way for toddlers to 12-year-olds include monkey bars, swings, a wheelchair-accessible roundabout, a toddler climbing unit with slide, springy dogs and a large castle multi play unit.

The design also reflects the Flower Park name, with a pair of ‘talking flowers,’ sunflower hopscotch, and a graphic trail of flowers, ladybird, butterfly and bees. The new play area is alongside the outdoor fitness area, which caters for teenagers and adults.

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The play area and other improvements are funded thanks to £50,000 from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Network) and £35,000 from NET (Nottingham Express Transit), which includes future maintenance. Other enhancements include a noticeboard and painting the park railings.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “The addition of a play area was one of the main improvements local people wanted on Flower Park.

It’s attracted a lot of interest, with 471 people commenting on the two shortlisted play area designs. We’ve taken their comments into account, and I hope the safe, attractive and accessible new play area will bring lots of fun and excitement to children visiting the park.”

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