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Esplanade playground upgrade starts

Friday November 28 2014

"Please could parents keep children away from this play area while work is underway," says Nicki Hanna, leisure assets officer. "There will be heavy machinery around and parents need to be extra careful that children don't run off to explore the changes."

"While we don't want to stop people using the play equipment, parents need to take extra care around the areas being upgraded".

The work involves pulling up the existing safety matting around the playground features and removing them. After that the new mouse wheel, Roktopus and maypole will be installed and finally the safety surfacing will be fitted around them.

Nicki says the upgrade has been planned to minimise disruption to the playground and allow the majority of the area to be kept open while work is in progress. As well as refurbishing some of the existing play equipment some new exciting play equipment will be installed, such as an eagle's nest and new trampolines.

Consultation about the design was carried out earlier this year and the concept was formed around the main messages from the public. These were that the public wanted to retain existing iconic features, introduce some new equipment and give the area a unique feel.