November 1, 2010 3.22 pm This story is over 156 months old

Sneak peek at the new Hartsholme Play Area

Play time: The Lincolnite takes a sneak peak at the new play area in Hartsholme County Park.

Hartsholme Country Park will be unveiling its brand new play area on November 2.

Children from Hartsholme Primary School will be on hand to help the City of Lincoln Council officially open the new area, situated near the car park.

The improvements cost almost £100,000 and include items for both young children and teenagers. The playground is also wheelchair and pram friendly.

Portfolio Holder for Health and Leisure, Councillor Alister Williams said: “We are delighted the children from the school can join us for this opening.

“The park has thousands of users each week, who will benefit from this investment and I’m sure many of the children at Hartsholme Primary School will have many years of fun here.

“The play facilities are something the city can be proud of,” he added.

The Lincolnite went along to the park to check out the new play equipment there.

A challenging piece of equipment in the teens' corner.

A mini jungle gym aimed more at toddlers.

A modern take on the original roundabout.

A very bouncy seesaw ride.

A popular retake on swings, this can carry more than one person.

A new three-tier climbing wall, with etchings of a climber.

One of the three different types of swing sets in the new play area.

Children have to clamber across the netting to get to the slide on the Jungle Gym.

Inside the long, fast, winding tunnel slide.

There are also various puzzles for children to try.

A new protective matting on the ground is there to prevent nasty accidents.

The City Council say their next planned play area improvement project will be in Boultham Park, using money from a housing development in the area.