Pegwell Bay play park will shut on Monday (February 28) for improvements works.
Kent Country Parks has received £1.1million of Public Health Covid-19 recovery funding to invest in its country play provision. The money will be used to improve existing play areas as well as install new play equipment.
The well-used play park will soon be replaced with a new suite of interactive equipment. Delivered by contractors Playdale, the play area will include a number of carefully considered inclusive elements such as easy access paths, an extra wide slide and an in-ground inclusive roundabout suitable for wheelchairs.
There will also be low level games and plenty of imaginative play with a pirate ship. In front of the fenced play area, will be an additional fenced picnic area with seating.
The play area will also be resurfaced with recycled, rubber ‘Wetpour’ safety surfacing. The all-weather, impact absorbing surfacing helps prevent injuries while children are playing.
All of the improvements have been designed to improve free access to health and wellbeing activities and to stimulate challenging, creative and sociable play.
Improvement works at Pegwell are scheduled to run from February 28 until May 31.
Kate Phillips, Head of Country Parks & Partnerships, said: “Our team is excited to see this investment into our play areas and look forward to providing new and exciting play opportunities for a wide range of ages and abilities.
“The work will mean that existing play areas will have to be closed while contractors remove old equipment and install new, so we ask visitors to please bear with us while we make these improvements”.
Visitors can find out more about the country parks and up-to-date information on the play area improvements on KCC’s Country Parks web pages www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/kent-country-parks