3 Jan 2020

New play park opens in Cricklade

A newly installed play park at Cricklade Leisure Centre is now open for play, thanks to Cricklade Town Council and support from GreenSquare.

The new play area has been designed for children from 3 to 12 years old, with a variety of equipment of all size, including: a climbing wall; firefighter’s pole; rainbow samba drums; tubular bells; a wave rider; and a motor play panel.  

The park has been designed to be inclusive, with a wheelchair accessible roundabout and flat, smooth safety surfacing, enabling children of all abilities to play together .

Councillor Clive Smith, Chairmain of the Cricklade Town Council play area working party, said: “It has been a long time coming but this is an exciting new facility for the children of Cricklade.

“We are very proud to have been able to provide this fantastic facility for local children and hope that they enjoy it for many years to come.” 

The Town Council used Section 106 funds, raised from GreenSquare's redevelopment of nearby Culverhay, to fund this fantastic new play area.

Rosie Walsh, Development Project Manager at GreenSquare, said: "It's been great to work so positively with the town council to ensure that Section 106 monies are used to directly benefit the local community. This fantastic new playground is a brilliant example of that and it’s really good news that it’s now up and running.”

GreenSquare is currently on phase four of a redevelopment project at Culverhay, which began in 2017, and will see 66 older properties demolished and replaced with 110 energy efficient and comfortable homes (available for a mixture of shared ownership, affordable rent and outright sale).