Playground facelift at city park to be completed for Christmas

The children's playground in Haslam Park, Preston, has been closed for a major overhaul.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 12:30 pm

The park was shut on Monday while new drainage and surfacing is carried out, as well as the installation of new equipment.

Items to be put in place include a new space net, a double bump slide, a nest swing and a mini trampoline. Some of the existing items will also be refurbished.

The project has been developed by Preston City Council, and Friends of Haslam Park. The work is mainly being funded by a grant from Lancashire Environmental Fund, but also from; Preston City Council, The Harris Trust, and fundraising by Friends of Haslam Park.

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The playground will be closed for around three weeks

Work is expected to take three weeks, weather permitting, for completion by Christmas.

Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for environment and community safety, said: “It’s great news that this work at the play area has finally begun. It’s been a challenging year in many aspects, which meant improvement works and upgrades such as this have been delayed.

“Improvements and enhancement with new play equipment will benefit families in the area and across Preston and we anticipate the work will be complete by Christmas.

“Huge thanks to everyone involved in the project, especially funding partners Lancashire Environmental Fund, The Harris Trust and the continuing work of the Friends of Haslam Park group.”

Drainage at the site will be improved