July 21, 2010 4.51 pm This story is over 163 months old

Work finalised at Victoria Street play area

Ready for play: Kids’ own park design in the Victoria Street park area has now been finalised, and is due to open later in the week.

The Victoria Street play area, off Newark Road, has now been finalised after eight weeks of work. Designs were chosen by local kids (pictured), and the revamp cost £63,000 from the Playbuilder programme.

The kids’ play area will be inaugurated on Friday, July 23, where children will help to celebrate the opening with members of Action for Bracebridge Community. The area has been completely transformed, now including a zip wire, a space net and other kid-friendly equipment.

The Victoria Street play area is the final new play scheme in Lincoln to come from around £200,000 in Playbuilder funding over the last three years. The other two schemes are Newark Road and Nene Road play areas.

“The park is fantastic, everyone goes there now and it’s not only a place for children to play. I’ve met lots of new people since the equipment has been put in and it’s made the area feel like a community again,” said Cheryl Smith, Chair of ABC.

“Before it had this investment, there was no play equipment on the site, but now it’s been transformed. Local children chose the design and equipment for the play area, so I hope they will make the most of this great new facility,” said Councillor Alister Williams, Portfolio Holder for Health and Recreation at the City of Lincoln Council.

Source, Photo: City of Lincoln Council