Worn safety matting and swings that have been removed from Boundary Park in Ramsgate will be replaced within the next two months.
The works will be paid for using section 106 money – paid by developers in the surrounding area for improvements as part of planning agreements.
The maintenance was confirmed by Thanet council cabinet member George Kup in response to a question from ward councillor Helen Crittenden at a meeting earlier this week.
Cllr Crittenden said: “The safety matting under the swings in the children’s playground at the popular Boundary Park has become worn to the point of dangerous and the swings have been removed.”
She asked when maintenance would take place in light of the oncoming summer holidays.
Cllr Kup said the matting was “nearing the end of its useful life” but was not dangerous and the park was regularly inspected by council officers and ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).
He said some section 106 funding – understood to be around £12,000- had been received, adding: “The decommissioned swings and matting should be replaced ahead of the summer season and it is therefore planned to carry out this work within the next two months.”
Further developer funding is expected later this year to be used for improvements at the park.