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Council funds another playground revamp

Rugby Editorial 17th Apr, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A PLAY area at Alwyn Road Recreation Ground is under construction.

It is set to be completed early next month when it will feature a cone climber, a flying saucer, multi-play unit, mini matrix climber, and a range of swings.

The recreation ground revamp also includes new park benches and a range of outdoor gym equipment, set to be installed later in the summer.

Designs for the £100,000 play area were drawn up following a public consultation, with the final blueprint featuring many of the suggested ideas.

Alwyn Road Recreation Ground was made a Queen Elizabeth II Field by Fields in Trust in 2012, protecting it as an outdoor recreational space for future generations.

The new play area forms part of the council’s investment in new play facilities and follows the opening of a new play area at Newbold’s Avon Mill Recreation Ground in March.

The council also spent £15,000 on new play equipment at Caldecott Park just before Christmas, while in the autumn a new, £250,000 play area was opened in Cawston.

Coun Dr Mark Williams, the council’s environment spokesman, said: “Play forms a vital role in a child’s development, and our commitment to invest in new play areas means the borough’s children can enjoy the best facilities in our parks and open spaces.

“Many councils across the country have been forced to cut such investment in recent years, but here in Rugby, through innovation and sound financial planning, we’re still investing in the future.”

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