The new plans for Carden Park include a play area, multi-use games area (MUGA), mini-exercise track and an outdoor fitness space.
It’s one of the biggest investments from Section 106 funding within the city and will create an extensive state-of-the-art facility that everyone in the community can enjoy.
The site includes a new teen zone comprising of play equipment for older children and a quiet zone where friends can chill out and relax.
The specification also contains sensory play, which provides a multitude of experiences for all ages and abilities.
Access to all the equipment has also been improved, making the area more inclusive for everyone.
Play forms an intrinsic part of growing up, getting young people out into the fresh air, meeting up with friends and having the space outdoors to explore within a safe environment.
Involving the community
The community feedback sessions are a great opportunity for you to come along, find out more about the plans for the park and tell us your thoughts about the new equipment to be installed.
We’re looking for you to share your thoughts about the final design – including feedback on the colours and materials being used.
Everyone is welcome to come along; you don’t need to book, just turn up. Please make sure you spread the word far and wide, inviting your friends and relatives as well.
Investments such as this scheme don’t come along that often. Carden Park will be central to bringing people together, enjoying the outdoors, keeping fit and healthy and most importantly having fun!
Community feedback sessions
There are two sessions planned, both being hosted by Kompan UK, the chosen contractor undertaking the works.
Each session will be held in the play area at Carden Park on:
- 10am to 12 noon on Saturday 19 March
- 2.30 to 4.30pm on Thursday 24 March
Whether you’re interested in seeing the state-of-the-art outdoor gym equipment, play area, MUGA or the exercise track, drop in a see the friendly Kompan UK Team and let them know what you think!
Councillor Amy Heley, co-chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said:
“Playing sport and being outside is essential in looking after our well-being, and it’s a great way to de-stress, while enjoying the fresh air.
“Carden Park is seeing one of the biggest installations that has happened within the city of Brighton & Hove. These exciting new facilities will provide an extensive area that can be used for enjoyment, play, sport, fitness, but most importantly to meet up and have fun with friends and family.
“It’s essential to come along and get involved. We would love to hear what you’ve got to say about these final stage designs and feedback your thoughts on colours and materials at the same time.
“These sessions offer a friendly and convenient way to do just that!”