A new playpark for the new year

Work is underway on the refurbishment of Littledown’s playpark, in Bournemouth, with new equipment to create an exciting play area for young children.

The playpark, for children aged three to seven, will include toddler and junior multiplay units, a carousel, see-saw, slides and two sets of swings. Seating will be revamped with new seating rocks and swan seats for maximum interactivity. There is a playpark for older children nearby.

The £100,000 refurbishment has been funded by the Council, with a £2,200 contribution from the Local Improvement Fund of Littledown Ward Councillors.

Councillor Pat Oakley, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and the Arts said, “The improvements being made to the Littledown Playpark will continue to make it an exciting place for families with young children to visit. We look forward to this valuable outdoor area being re-opened in the new year.”

The work, which is being carried out by the Council in partnership with BH Live, is due to complete in the new year.

Mike Lyons, BH Live’s Director of Sport and Leisure commented “Littledown Park is a terrific green space for the local community to play, enjoy great events, outdoor sports and be active. It is a much-cherished community asset and we are really excited to see the new play facilities when they open next year.”

The playpark will be closed to the public during this time.

For more information about alternative playparks to use while the work is being carried out, please visit bournemouth.gov.uk/parks.


Notes to Editors:

For more information about the playpark please contact Suzie Evans at Bournemouth Council on (01202) 424668 or email Suzanne.Evans@Bournemouth.gov.uk

For more information about BH Live contact: Elizabeth Symmons, PR & Corporate Communications Executive E: press.office@bhlive.org.uk T: (01202) 055562

About BH Live BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

With 3.4 million visits a year and over £39 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2016/17 we had 2.9 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 100,000 conference and exhibition delegates into our venues. This contributed an estimated £44 million to the local economy through business and cultural tourism.

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