Elton Park community play area, located at the rear of the village hall, included very tired, old play equipment that was in desperate need of restoration. Originally, because of budgets only a simple refurbishment of the play area was achievable, however fundraising by Elton Parish Council enabled the existing site to be transformed and additional Sutcliffe Play equipment to be installed. The council wanted to rejuvenate the space to provide adventurous play opportunities for children of all ages.
Local children from the adjoining school were instrumental in the selection process for the new equipment as they would be regularly using the play area. Many of their suggestions were incorporated into the final design. The children also visited the site during construction to see the progress of the new play area.
The new play area features exciting equipment for toddlers, juniors and older children, including a Mission Target centrepiece structure which provides high energy, invigorating play opportunities and features curved banister rails, spin pole and a challenging net climber.
A variety of play equipment surround the Mission Target, including springie and stand up seesaws, oyster roundabout and Tarzan traverse; providing exciting and innovative play opportunities for children of a wide range of ages and abilities.
Sutcliffe Play also refurbished existing parts of the play area including the swings, fencing and gates, as well as providing new surfacing throughout.
“The play area at the rear of the village hall was in desperate need of upgrading. We initially had planned for a simple refurbishment of the existing space, however Sutcliffe Play brought a number of fundraising leads to our attention, which enabled us to purchase additional new equipment. Without this vital fundraising, we wouldn’t have the fantastic new play area we do today!”