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Pictures: 28 new play elements as Rushcliffe Country Park play area reopens

Rushcliffe Country Park’s play area is now open following investment in refurbishments with upgrades and new accessible equipment open for children to enjoy at the popular site.

 

The Ruddington park now boasts a new Kanope Tower multi-play unit featuring 14 different play elements and a new wooden trail and offers panoramic views of the park. 

An inclusive wheelchair accessible seesaw has been installed at Rushcliffe Country Park play area
An inclusive wheelchair accessible seesaw has been installed at Rushcliffe Country Park play area

The play area has also welcomed a new pendulum pod swing and a fully inclusive wheelchair see-saw. 

 

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Existing equipment has been refurbished and improved with the full scheme adding 28 new play elements and 47 additional user activities.

Children are enjoying the new facilities designed by Bradmore based Proludic Ltd
Children are enjoying the new facilities designed by Bradmore-based Proludic Ltd

The upgrades are part of £175,000 of further investment to local facilities from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) at the location and Greythorn Drive Park in West Bridgford.

Children from St Peters CofE are enjoying the brand new equipment at RCP play area
Children from St Peter’s CofE are enjoying the brand new equipment at RCP play area

It also follows recent £80,000 investment at Adbolton Lane play park in Lady Bay and £60,000 at Boundary Road Park in West Bridgford

Existing equipment at Rushcliffe Country Park play area has also been refurbished and improved
Existing equipment at Rushcliffe Country Park play area has also been refurbished and improved

Works have been completed by Bradmore based playground equipment supplier Proludic Ltd, who designed the updated features. 

RCP play area has a new fully inclusive wheelchair seesaw
RCP play area has a new fully inclusive wheelchair seesaw

To mark the reopening of the play area, RBC, Proludic Ltd and local children from St Peter’s CofE Junior School in Ruddington celebrated with a ribbon cutting at the park on Monday June 10. 

Local schoolchildren are enjoying the zip line at RCP Country Park
Local schoolchildren are enjoying the new facilities at Rushcliffe Country Park play area

Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Andy Brown said: “Rushcliffe Country Park is the jewel in the crown of Rushcliffe, along with the new café, toilets, skate park and refurbished paths the park is a great place for everyone of all ages to visit.

Local schoolchildren are enjoying the new facilities at Rushcliffe Country Park play area
Local schoolchildren are enjoying the new facilities at Rushcliffe Country Park play area

“I am especially pleased to see addition of the new fully inclusive wheelchair friendly seesaw as and the new canopy tower as we ensure the play area is a great place that all children can enjoy!”

RCP play area has welcomed 28 new play elements and 47 additional user activities
RCP play area has welcomed 28 new play elements and 47 additional user activities

St Peter’s CofE Junior School’s Headteacher Michael Bradley added: “We were delighted to be invited to the official re-opening of the play area at Rushcliffe Country Park. 

Rushcliffe Country Park play area has been refurbished and is now open for all children to enjoy

“As a regular visitor with my two young children, I was keen to see the improvements that had been made and was extremely impressed.

Rushcliffe Country Park play area has been refurbished
Rushcliffe Country Park play area has been refurbished

“Our year 3 pupils had a fantastic time exploring and playing on the new equipment and had a great afternoon. 

The new kanope tower is open at Rushcliffe Country Park
The new kanope tower is open at Rushcliffe Country Park

“We would like to thank Rushcliffe Borough Council for the invitation as well as Proludic, the company who constructed the new park facilities, for the goodie bags they provided for our pupils – a very kind gesture that topped off a fantastic afternoon.” 

 

Proludic MD Rob Baker said: “We are thrilled to unveil the new additions on the playground at Rushcliffe Country Park, featuring our Kanope Tower, pendulum pod swing, and an Inclusive Wheelchair Accessible Seesaw. 

The play area boasts a new Kanope Tower multi play unit featuring 14 different play elements and a new wooden trail and offers panoramic views of the park
The play area boasts a new Kanope Tower multi-play unit featuring 14 different play elements and a new wooden trail and offers panoramic views of the park

“At Proludic, we are dedicated to creating play spaces where every child, regardless of their abilities, can participate and have fun. This new playground embodies our commitment to inclusivity and adventure, and we can’t wait to see the joy it brings to the local community.”

 

RBC is implementing the series of developments following user surveys, consultations, and feedback from residents.


Recent investments at the park also include a new café and outdoor shelter, visitor centre, bookable meeting room, electric vehicle charging points, pathway restoration work, refurbished toilets, and shade sails.

The nearby skatepark and bmx track at the site has also seen £200,000 refurbishments in recent years. 


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