21 September 2016

Fun-filled refurb for lagoon play park

Hove Lagoon playground is set for a major makeover that will see seven new pieces of fun-filled equipment installed.

The busy play area will be updated with new swings, a seating carousel, pirate multi-unit, boat unit and rocking springers, and will replace older equipment.

Three new accessible recycled plastic picnic benches with extended tops to allow wheelchair access will also be installed.

The refurbishment, due to start today (Wednesday 21 September) and finish by the end of October or early November, will also include surface repairs and work to the existing sandpit.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, said: “Hove Lagoon has always been a big attraction for children and families. These improvements will make the play park even more appealing for its many visitors.

“The addition of wheelchair accessible benches also means wheelchair users will find visiting the park a far more comfortable and pleasurable experience.” 

The playground will be partially closed during the works with some other areas remaining fenced off for a few weeks after re-opening to protect new turf.

The future of the city’s parks and open spaces is currently under discussion as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Big Conversation.

To take part and have your say, visit: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/parks-consultation

Paper copies of the consultation are also available and the deadline is October 28.