Belmont Drive was over 20 years old and one of the Council’s oldest play spaces. It was identified by the green spaces team as needing refurbishment so the Council’s housing services section undertook a survey of local residents to determine the needs of the local community.
Sutcliffe Play was briefed with creating a safe place to play for children who are beginning to go out and play independently close to where they live. The play area needed to provide challenging and exciting play opportunities.
The Playzone Assault Course Multi-play unit provides the focal point for the Belmont Drive Play Area. The unit is a real agility developer! It features multiple entrance points and is perfect for children up to 14 years old. It allows them to challenge themselves and has an emphasis on strength, transferring, grip and position.
The high decks provide very challenging access points and the rope climb, hoop climber, 2.4m vertical climbing net and 2.4m climbing wall help develop upper body strength.
The play area also features nest, pod and flat swings, a small seesaw and the butterfly roundabout and buggie springie which both provide inclusive play options.
“The scheme has been well received. We’ve had feedback from local residents to say they are very happy with the new play space and that their children now have somewhere safe to play near to where they live.”
John Ramsey, Green Spaces Development Officer, Chesterfield Borough Council Depot