Work to upgrade three popular play areas in Felixstowe is started today.
Felixstowe Town Council, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk Coastal Norse have been working together to address play needs in Felixstowe. Three areas were identified as high priority and are being upgraded as part of on-going investment in the area.
The £265,000 project started today (Monday, 20 May 2019) and is expected to be completed by the end of June.
Gosford Way and Allenby Park will be fully refurbished with a range of items suitable for toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Cavendish Park will gain a Multi-Use Games Area aimed at teenagers.
Gosford Way will have all the play equipment replaced with 14 new pieces. In Allenby Park, the surface area of the 5-a-side will be replaced and widened, the play area will get five new pieces of equipment as well as multi-unit offering eight different activities.
The Multi-Use Games Area being installed in Cavendish Park offers a range of leisure activities such as 5-a-side football and basketball.
Kerry Blair, Head of Operations at East Suffolk Council, said: “We are really pleased that work has started to improve these play areas in Felixstowe.
“Not only will these improvements make the play areas more attractive to visitors, they will also become a valuable and exciting asset for the local community just in time for summer.”
The project is being funded by Felixstowe Town Council, Felixstowe Youth Forum, Outdoor Playing Space Fund and East Suffolk Council.
Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Graham Newman, said: “Securing upgrades to our play areas was identified as a priority for the Town Council so I’m delighted that this project has been so well supported.
"Once these three areas have been improved we will continue to work in partnership with the Council to plan for further upgrades to other play areas in the town.”