Broxtowe Borough Council wanted to upgrade the Broadgate Park playground as part of the Council’s Pride in Parks initiative – the £500,000 project is dedicated to improving parks, open spaces and play areas throughout Broxtowe.
The new playground is funded with contributions from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental), United Living North, Vinshire North and Tesco Bags of Help, alongside being the first park to benefit from the Council’s Pride in Parks budget.
The playground needs to cater for a wide range of ages and abilities to ensure inclusive play.
We supplied 12 pieces of equipment which were installed by installers local to the playground Land Restoration Services.
The equipment supplied was chosen to maximise the narrow, walled space around the playground to provide a myriad of exciting and inclusive play opportunities.
The focal point of the playground is a 30m cableway which provides dynamic play opportunities. Two multi-play units feature alongside the cableway, one for toddlers and one for juniors, they both provide a wide range of inclusive play options so children of all abilities can play side-by-side.
Natural play has also been introduced with water and sand play tables that allow children to build and create as they move sand and water around.
The playground also includes a trampoline, swings with pod and bumper seats, a single point swing, a seesaw, a roundabout and a springie.
“I really hope that the families of Beeston and the surrounding areas are looking forward to enjoying the new and improved Broadgate Park Play Area. It’s a chance for the kids to keep active and have fun in the great outdoors.”
“This is the first park to benefit from the funding we’ve dedicated and we cannot wait to start work on the other parks and opens spaces throughout the borough.”
Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee, Councillor Shane Easom