Work starts on new play park in Skegness

Work starts on the new play park in Tower Gardens, Skegness. Picture with the plans are Couns Steve Kirk, Susan Blackburn and Dick Edginton. ANL-160118-162004001

Work starts on the new play park in Tower Gardens, Skegness. Picture with the plans are Couns Steve Kirk, Susan Blackburn and Dick Edginton. ANL-160118-162004001

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Work started today on a new £100,000 play park in Skegness ready for the start of the summer season.

The new play park, which includes a pirate’s ship at its centrepiece and zip-wire, will replace the existing wooden equipment.

Play is an important experience for all young people and I hope to see the new park well used

Coun Adam Grist

Throughout September residents in Skegness were invited to have their say on what they wanted from the new play park – with many saying they most enjoyed sliding, swinging and climbing.

As well as a vibrant new safety surface, pirate ship and zip-wire, the new park also includes play equipment specifically designed for young people with special needs.

Couns Steve Kirk, Susan Blackburn and Dick Edginton gathered in Tower Gardens for the start of the work.

Coun Adam Grist, portfolio holder with responsibility for play parks at East Lindsey District Council, said: “I am pleased work has commenced on this exciting project that once completed will bring smiles to the faces of many families.

“I would like to again thank all those who took part in the consultation to influence the type of equipment that is to be installed.

“Play is an important experience for all young people and I hope to see the new park well used.”