Family fun day to celebrate opening of £65k playground


Families enjoyed face painting and games at the opening of a playground.

The play areas in Knepp Close, Pound Hill was opened on Valentine’s Day (Saturday February 14).

A spokesman for Crawley Borough Council said it was designed for a range of age groups.

Construction on the £65,000 scheme began in November following consultation with local schools and residents.

Cllr Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The new play areas look fantastic and I’m sure will entertain children of all ages for many years.”

The spokesman said: The play areas will be exciting places to play, full of challenges and intrigue. They will create an environment that can grow and develop with the involvement of local people.

“The type of equipment found will appeal to different age groups. There are easy routes and activities targeted at toddlers while overhead components in the high adventure unit will appeal to older children.

The new play areas, which cost £65,000, include equipment ranging from swings for young and older children, slides, a zip wire, spinning dishes, a high level merry-go-round, a picnic bench, puzzles, games and an element of natural play.

“Extensive consultation with local schools and residents was used as a wish list and helped to design the play areas.”