We’ve completed some exciting playground refurbishments in parks across the city.
Some of our playgrounds have had a refresh and are back open again to swing, slide and climb.
Rottingdean Recreation Park, Woollards Field (Maggie’s Corner), Saltdean Oval Park, Woodingdean Central Park, Knoll Park and Hollingdean Park are back open in time for half term.
The refurbishments are part of our £3 million programme to improve playgrounds in parks.
Children and young people can enjoy, learn and play together at new and exciting playgrounds across Brighton & Hove.
Celebration week sessions
Join us this October half term to celebrate the reopening of refurbished playgrounds.
- Rottingdean Recreation Ground, Monday 23 October, 10am to 11am
- Saltdean Oval Park, Monday 23 October, 1pm to 2pm
- Woollards Field (Maggie's Corner), Tuesday 24 October, 10am to 11am
- Knoll Park, Tuesday 24 October, 1pm to 2pm
- Woodingdean Central Park, Wednesday 25 October, 1pm to 2pm
- Hollingdean Park, Thursday 26 October, 10am to 12noon
- Whitehawk Way (Top Park), Friday 27 October, 1pm to 2pm
- Queens Park, Wednesday 1 November, 3pm to 4pm
Come along and try the new facilities near you this half term!
Improving accessibility in parks
The focus of our programme is to provide inclusive and accessible play areas that can be enjoyed by children and young people of all ages and abilities.
We included a wheelchair accessible multi-play unit at Hollingdean Park in the refurbishment that has a ramp wide enough for a wheelchair.
As well as installing springer bowls and a fully accessible multi-play unit at Queens Park, we also included a tipi carousel with a top brace to welcome children with mobility issues to join the fun.
Celebration week is for everyone
Councillor Tim Rowkins, Chair of the City Environment, South Downs and The Sea Committee, said: “We’ve now completed work at 8 different playgrounds, bringing our total number of refurbished sites to 31, and we’re working on plans for even more playground improvements next year.
“Our £3 million programme has improved accessibility in play areas and created inclusive play and learning opportunities for children and young people of all ages and abilities.
“We have some fantastic activities lined up for celebration week so please do come along.”