Halton Borough Council has finished a £111k refurbishment of the children’s play area at Phoenix Park, Runcorn. – It will be officially re-opened on Wednesday 8 August at 2pm.
The re-vamp of the twelve-year-old playground includes the provision of more accessible play equipment for children of all ages and abilities.
The new kit includes a multi-activity play unit with ramped access, swings with a variety of seats, a flush-floor roundabout, a see-saw with extra-supportive seats, a ground-level trampoline and a sensory interactive play train.
Funding for the £111,000 project will come from a variety of sources, including WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund which provides grants to community projects using money generated from the landfill community funds of FCC Environment Ltd .
Halton Borough Council is provided funds via the local Area Forum and from the Open Space Services Division’s capital playground improvement budget.
Additional funds have been provided by Windmill Hill Big Local and Tesco, through its ‘Bags of Help’ scheme.
Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for the Physical Environment, Cllr Ron Hignett, said: “This will improve the facilities in what is one of the area’s most popular parks. I am sure everyone will welcome the work.”
The work was carried out by Manchester-based firm Dunkil Developments Ltd.