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Get ready for an 'out of this world' play experience!

Last Modified August 07, 2018
phase 1 improvements

'Meadow Park to Borehamwood, Meadow Park to Borehamwood – the Planet Meadow Space Ship has landed!'

Young people from Borehamwood are set for an ‘out of this world’ play experience, thanks to improvements to two play areas in a park in the heart of the town.

Two new play areas have been created. A toddler park, which has been designed to be fully inclusive, accessible with key sensory elements and caters for a wide range of abilities. Inclusive equipment includes a roundabout, trampoline, spinning bowl, play panels, large see-saw and basket swing. The play area is surfaced throughout and contains wheelchair accessible picnic tables.

The junior play zone features an eight metre tall ‘planet Meadow Space Ship’ surrounded by a net bridge, tube slide and racing cableway.

Councillor Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “Meadow Park is a key open space in the heart of Borehamwood and these improvements have created a great place for families with children of all ages to get outside and have fun without having to spend anything. Perfect for the summer holidays!

“Our aim was to provide interesting equipment and an exciting environment, whilst being inclusive for all abilities, to encourage physical and social play, something I feel we have achieved.”

The initial phase has the installation of new play facilities, entrance barriers to prevent unauthorised vehicle access and landscaping, along with improvements to footpaths which are due to finish over the next fortnight. 

The second phase starts shortly with installing an outdoor fitness zone, followed by additional interactive equipment and further improvements to landscaping.

The final phase will see entrance improvements, a café, parking, public toilets and signage.

"The plans for Meadow Park has something for everyone, from the children's playground through to improved footpaths and landscaping, which we believe will create a welcoming and community focussed environment," adds Cllr Quilty.

Work is hoped to be completed by summer 2019. To see the video visit: https://youtu.be/9XYJzp61zR4

Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018

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