Things are about to take off at the Paignton Geoplay Park in Devon, a Community Spaces flagship project.
The project’s official launch will take place in June, but this weekend local children are being invited to try out the park, which is themed to reflect the area’s location at the heart of the English Riviera Geopark.
Here’s a time-lapse film of the construction of the entrance stone to the park… if only all work on site could be completed this quickly!
Good news from Devon where the Paignton Town Community Partnership is moving full steam ahead with plans for an ambitious play park.
The last planning hurdles were cleared this week and work on the Paignton Geoplay Park is due to start in September.
The playpark will be themed on the geological heritage of the town, part of the English Riviera Geopark. It has been made possible through a £447,000 Community Spaces Flagship grant and £53,000 from other local funders.
As one Facebook comment says: “A triumph for so many people – the community partnership, the contractor, the council officers, the project management, the residents and traders of Paignton and families from across the world who will now have a free place to play and enjoy our lovely English Riviera. Let’s get it built!”
Cheers All Around! Ann Arnold from RAP with Community Spaces Facilitator Rebecca Luff
The Rogate Appeal for a Playground group (RAP) based in Chichester, Hampshire, wrapped up there project last week with a party to celebrate the opening of their brand new play area.
Local officials and children came together to officially open the new park, which recieved just under £50,000 from the Community Spaces programme.
The play facility has been built with natural play elements which are complimented with more conventional equipment. Pictures of the new play area and the launch can be found on the Community Spaces Flickr page.
Friends of Falkland and Fairfax based in Hornsey, London have been using their blogging site to let people know about their application to the Community Spaces programme.
The group have successfully got through stage 1 of the Community Spaces application process and are hoping to secure funds to transform play facilities in the their local park – which has recently been re-named Fairland Park.
Details on how the group are progressing and their project can be found by visiting their blog.
We’d like to congratulate the group on getting through the stage 1 application process and wish them the very best of luck for their stage 2 application. We hope you can continue to use your blog to keep us all informed about latest developments.