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Pictures: West Bridgford’s Boundary Road play park reopens with £60,000 upgrades

West Bridgford’s popular Boundary Road Play area has reopened to the public after receiving £63,000 investment in refurbishments.

 

The play area has welcomed a new climbing wall, zip wire, accessible seesaw, swing sets, benches and the refurbishment of springers and other toddler and junior play features and improvements to the safety surface.

Cllr Wheeler Ward Councillors Proludic and Heymann Primary School enjoy Boundary Road Park ribbon cutting
Photo caption from left to right: Musters Ward Cllr Sarah Dellar, Proludic Area Sales Manager Kiran Chouhan, RBC Cabinet Member Cllr Jonathan Wheeler, RBC Communities Manager Derek Hayden, RBC Facilities Manager Ricky Smith, Heymann Primary School Deputy Head Teacher Tracy Cruickshank and Musters Ward Cllr Dora Polenta with local children from the primary school.

The works included replacing a large earth mound with more accessible equipment whilst incorporating natural play elements.

Boundary Road Park in West Bridgford has welcomed over 60k investment with new accessible equipment

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It’s part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s (RBC) wider investment in parks, with Adbolton Lane play park’s £80,000 makeover completed last year and Greythorn Drive and Rushcliffe Country Park set to receive further improvements this spring. 

 

To mark the reopening of the play area, RBC, Proludic Ltd and local children from Heymann Primary School celebrated with a ribbon cutting at the park on Monday January 15. 

Local children are enjoying the swing and other equipment at Boundary Road Park

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Wellbeing, ICT and Member Development Cllr Jonathan Wheeler said: “Community play facilities such as these are so important to our residents and visitors, so we are delighted to provide these vital upgrades to the park, improving them for the long term and fit for the future. 

Children from Heymann Primary School enjoying the new accessible seesaw

“The re-development of Boundary Road sees accessible and inclusive equipment introduced so all children can enjoy our play facilities, which also incorporate natural play elements.

 

“It was great to welcome Year 2 children from Heymann Primary School to the park and seeing them enjoy the newly refurbished facilities!

Cllr Wheeler joins Heymann Primary School Proludic Ward Councillors and RBC staff to open Boundary Road Park

“This builds on our previous work in 2021 to improve the site with £70,000 investment on the bike track, teen shelter, gate entrance and additional tree planting to enhance the green space ensuring that the play features sit in harmony with the natural environment.”

 

Heymann Primary School Deputy Head Teacher Tracey Cruickshank added: “Thank you to the Council for inviting us to the unveiling of the refurbished park. 

 

“It’s great to be open again and children has a fantastic time playing on all the fantastic playground equipment.

 

“We’re really pleased to see accessible features so that all our children can enjoy the park!”

Proludic MD Rob Baker said: “We have our UK headquarters in Bunny and it is always a treat to be working within the Borough where the majority of our staff live and work.

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“We designed and built the original playground nearly 15 years ago and the current site retains the majority of its features, as they are still in pristine condition, but it was fantastic for us to be afforded the opportunity to work on this latest phase, to add some new fun and inclusive play opportunities, such as our innovative wheelchair accessible seesaw for a whole new generation of users. 

 

“It was a cold morning on site but the people who matter most, the children were having a great time at the opening. 

 

“Seeing their happy faces is the best part of our job and as someone raised in the Borough, it’s great to see RBC continuing to invest in free, high quality play provision for its residents.”



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