Boultham Park revamp one week early

Sir Francis Hill Primary School Headteacher Mrs Hilary Hackney opens the revamped Boultham Park play area.

The £80,000 Boultham Park play area revamp chosen by children from Sir Francis Hill Primary School in Lincoln has been completed a week ahead of schedule.

New equipment such as a climbing boulder, nest swing, cargo net and play trails, was installed over the past four weeks in the play area.

There are also areas designed specifically for younger and older children.

The funding for the Boultham Park play area came from City Council-collected contributions from local developments in Lincoln.

“They chose their favourite out of three designs, so I hope they enjoy playing on it and using all the interesting equipment,” said Antony Angus of the City of Lincoln Council.

He is responsible for developing and implementing the authority’s Play Strategy, which aims to improve play facilities across Lincoln.

“They chose their favourite out of three designs, so I hope they enjoy playing on it and using all the interesting equipment.

“I also hope older children will enjoy using the youth area, which now has a new sportswall to add to the zip wire and youth shelter.

“Boultham Park Play Area is the latest in a long list of improvements to play areas across Lincoln.

“Our next project is trying to develop a second skate facility in Lincoln,” Angus added.

The City of Lincoln Council the spent £500,000 in the last 18 months on play areas in Lincoln, with 13 play areas revamped or developed since 2004.

The Boultham Park play area is open from April 7.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Kelly Moore for The Lincolnite