6 June 2018

Work starts to improve city playgrounds

Children across the city will be enjoying new playground equipment this summer.

Contractors working for Brighton & Hove City Council will be carrying our improvements to five city playgrounds. 

The work, which should be completed in time for the school summer holidays, includes new swings at Preston Park, Farm Green and Victoria Recreation Ground. 

A new ‘sway alley bridge’ and train will be installed at Queens Park while Hangleton Park will be getting a new climbing frame and slide. 

Improvements at Preston Park and Queens Park are being funded with section 106 contributions from local developers. Work at Farm Green, Hangleton Park, Victoria Recreation Ground and further work in Queens Park is being covered by additional council funding allocated last year.

All work should be completed and the playgrounds re-opened by 20th July.

The work is being carried out by two local companies Foster Landscapes and Cosmo Construction and information signs with details of the improvements will be erected in parks before the works start.

In a separate project, Mile Oak playground will benefit from new cradle swings, monkey bars and drums, with work due to start next week.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee said: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to identify funding to improve these popular playgrounds and provide plenty of fun for children across the city all summer long.”