March 9, 2011 9.50 am This story is over 159 months old

Boultham play area revamp begins

Playing around: Boultham Park’s new play area is underway, bringing more joy to children.

Work on revamping the Boultham Park play area has begun, which looks to bring more fun to children in Lincoln.

The work, which started on March 8, will take around five weeks, costing £80,000.

The new play area (artist impression pictured) will have a climbing boulder, nest swing, play trails, Flymobile and cargo net, as well as the existing zip wire and shelter.

There will also be more traditional items like junior and toddler swings and a sports wall for teenagers.

As previously reported, children from St Francis Hill School picked the design, which was created by Wicksteed.

Councillor Alister Williams, Portfolio Holder for Health and Recreation, said: “Adding this exciting new equipment to the existing play area at Boultham Park will create a fantastic facility for local children and their families.

“I hope children get the opportunity to head down to Boultham Park and enjoy themselves.

“This is the latest development in our Play Strategy, which is improving play facilities for children and young people across the city, bringing the total spend on play areas to almost £500,000 over the last 18 months.”

The scheme is funded by Section 106 contributions from local developments, and has helped revamp play areas since 2004.

So far, Newark Road, Victoria Street, The Lawn, Monks Abbey, Birchwood Leisure Centre, Queens Park, Hartsholme Park, Whitton’s Park, King George’s field, Nene Road, Sudbrooke Drive and Manor Leas benefitted the scheme.

Source: City of Lincoln Council