This is what Hurst Grange play area in Penwortham looks like after months of refurbishment

The refurbished Hurst Grange play area in Penwortham has reopened

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:00 pm
Hurst Grange play area

It closed in January for refurbishment, but now we can reveal the exciting finished look.

One of the first customers gets to grips with the new play equipment
The playground shut in January for refurbishment

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The closure was to allow major improvement works to take place
The site has been completely re-figured and new equipment has been installed
The popular net climber and group swing have been retained alongside a range of new equipment
New equipment includs a large junior slide and a ‘toddler village’ with roadways for bikes and trikes
There is also new paths and seating
The playground at Hurst Grange Park is one of three play areas within the borough undergoing refurbishment.
Bellis Way, Walton-le-Dale and Haig Avenue, Leyland have also received funding for improvements as part of South Ribble Borough Council’s refurbishment programme.
Councillor Susan Jones, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to make improvements to the Hurst Grange Park Play Area."
"This is part of the Council’s drive to improve a number of play facilities across the borough."
“Play areas are really important to South Ribble. When Covid-19 guidance allows, we want our children to be able to be active and have fun in a safe and clean environment."
“The new equipment is being added to Hurst Grange Park Play Area following consultation with local residents last July and we hope kids and parents alike will be pleased with the results.”
Hurst Grange Park itself remained open during the refurbishment
It is also set to benefit from refurbishment of the historic Coach House following the successful National Lottery Heritage Fund bid last year.
Works include a new visitor centre, public toilets, community space and a small café. The Coach House is expected to open later in the summer.
Children today gave the improvements the thumbs-up
Another happy customer!