May 19, 2010 4.02 pm This story is over 166 months old

Kids’ own park design gets underway

Grand designs: City kids got a change to design their own park, which will be ready in a month’s time.

The Lincoln City Council forked £63,000 from their Playbuilder programme into the refurbishment of the Victoria Street play area, off Newark Road. Work has now begun at the site, which was designed by local children, and the project includes a zip wire, mound trail and a spider’s web climbing frame.

The Victoria Street play area has been in need of attention, with only a swing frame but no swings currently on the area. Work should be completed in around a month’s time, so that the site can be opened in time for the summer holidays.

Tracey Parr, who runs a Playrangers session at the Victoria Street park said: “We bring a lot of equipment for the play sessions, but the children are really looking forward to the new play area. They chose the design too, so it’s going to be something they really care about.”

This project is the last of three in Lincoln, designed to regenerate play areas for children in the city. £200,000 in total has now been spent, with other schemes on Newark Road and Nene Road (pictured).

Anthony Angus, who is the Recreational Services Team Leader at the City Council said: “We feel that the children have chosen a great design for the play area and hope that children and young people will greatly benefit from having an area where they can play and be active.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Google Street View