Warley Playing Fields’ Play Park’s £235,000 renovation is almost complete, ahead of its official opening next week.
Visitors will be able to have a first look at the new park on The Drive as well as enjoy some fun day activities and face painting at the official opening on Tuesday 10th July from 12noon-3pm.
Brentwood Borough Council has worked with play scheme contractors HAGS on the major refurbishment of the play area, which has been funded by Section 106 monies received from the Warley Training Centre Development.
The new play area has high-level and low-level activities available to enable a more inclusive use of the space. It has new inclusive play equipment including key units like a new wheelchair roundabout, sit-up swings and a springtime see saw. Also in the play park are cable runways, climbing frames, large open swings and basket swings for more than one person. Users will notice the play area is now much more colourful and brighter because the colours have been carefully selected to help those with visual impairments to attract and stimulate.
To ensure all-weather access and use, a new type of surface has been used for the first time in our parks. New metal railings are also part of the plan to provide a new safer entrance along the main road along The Drive.
Brentwood Borough Council’s Chair of the Community, Health and Housing Committee, Councillor Chris Hossack, said: “Warley Play Park is innovative, different and is a fantastic addition to Warley and the Borough. It is the first park of its kind in Brentwood and we are excited to see what people think of it when it officially opens next Tuesday.
We have incorporated equipment that is designed for use by children of all abilities, making the play area as inclusive as possible.
This is the first play area to be delivered as part of the key workstreams from the Council’s Leisure Strategy 2018-28.”