Great Ashby play area gets a boost with new play equipment

PR Date: 
Friday, 9 August 2019 - 3:00pm

New play equipment has been installed at Great Ashby District Park on the north eastern edge of Stevenage, breathing fresh life into the park’s play area.

The new equipment includes:

  • A cone climber – a cone shaped rope climbing frame which gently rotates whilst children are using it
  • An embankment play ramp – a combination of rope and log footholds allow children to test their strength by climbing to the top of a ramp

  • Parkour snake, domino rings, chute and rollercoaster – stainless steel urban designs which encourage older children to get inventive with their play, test their balancing skills, climb, explore and be adventurous

The equipment was provided by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), working in partnership with community charity Groundwork, who project managed the installation.

The climber, play ramp and parkour equipment refreshes an already existing play area and provides new, exciting play experiences for younger and older children.

Cllr Steve Jarvis, NHDC’s Executive Member for the Environment said: "We are pleased to have been able to upgrade the play area with this fantastic new equipment and hope that the range of play equipment now available will provide something for children of all ages enjoy. Thank you to Groundwork for all of their hard work on this project."

Caroline Noble, Assistant Landscape Architect for Groundwork said: "We are really pleased to see the new play area being opened. It has been a rewarding project to work on, as we were able to take suggestions from local residents and put them into effect to create a community space."


New play equipment at Great Ashby District Park