7 September 2023

Playground transformations across Blackpool’s parks

A £150,000 investment in a number of community playgrounds is due to start in September.

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Last year Watson Road, Red Bank Road Play Area, Gynn Sunken Gardens, Bispham Recreation Ground, Moor Park and Stanley Park all benefited from playground upgrades. The investment is set to continue, starting at Carr Road in September and followed by Boundary Park.

Carr Road playground will close on 8 September to allow a full-scale renovation to take place including the installation of accessible play equipment to allow even more children to enjoy the playground.

Boundary Park is expected to close around mid-September and will also receive updated play equipment, including a new climbing structure, roundabout, swing and new surfacing. A closure date will be shared on our channels once confirmed.

Cllr Jane Hugo, Cabinet Member with responsibility for parks, said: 

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“I am delighted that our playground investment programme is continuing. This year, two more playgrounds will be upgraded and a brand new one created at Fisher’s Field. We know how vital playgrounds are the health and well-being of our young residents. During the summer holidays, they are used every day regardless of the weather, as families look to enjoy a free activity. The plans I have seen look fantastic with features that all residents can enjoy. I look forward the new facilities once they are complete.”
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The project also includes an investment in a new, additional play area at Fisher's Field. This specially designed playground will incorporate an obstacle course that will encourage problem solving, balance and social skills as children explore the course together.