Apr 06 2011

Local Parks Refurbished

Harrow Council has just completed a whole raft of park refurbishments and upgrades in time for the East holidays. Since starting in February, the Council’s contractors have completed nine new or refurbished play areas in parks across Harrow.

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety at Harrow Council, Cllr Phillip O’Dell, said:

It’s been great to visit these new playgrounds all over Harrow , as they near completion.

Children need safe and stimulating places to play to encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles from a young age.

I’m glad Sarah Teather [Minister for Children and Families] saw sense and listened to our protest so that we were able to fund these projects; young people have been hit disproportionately by the Government’s cuts and this was a serious misjudgement – children are not a soft target for cuts.

With our new play areas we’ve been able to cater for a wide range of age ranges and interests and I’m sure families will look forward to trying them out over the half term break.

  • The Croft: Boasts Harrow ‘s first solar powered play unit. The interactive equipment includes multi-player games, and for younger visitors there is a slide and climbing frame.
  • Brockhurst Corner: A new play area is now complete with equipment suitable for toddlers as well as older children, including slides, climbing walls, a stepping bridge and climbing bars.
  • Pinner Memorial Park : Benefited from new surfacing around the slide and new fencing.
  • Chandos Park : Extra bark has been laid, with new surfacing around the play equipment.
  • Queensbury Rec: New swings, ‘climb and slide’ unit for toddlers and a new surface.
  • Byron Rec: New slides and equipment aimed at older children which allows them to climb walls and rope structures.
  • Cedars: Set in the wooded area of the park, new equipment includes a timber agility trail, which blends in with its surroundings.
  • Roxbourne Park: Has been fully refurbished, with new fencing, surfacing and play equipment for all ages, including a tarantula spider net.
  • Shaftesbury Park: Has new equipment aimed at young children, with sensory items, swings, a play hut slide, sliding poles and adventure tube for crawling through.

Source(s): Harrow Council


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