We gathered feedback from over 1,000 people about our proposal for a new accessible destination playpark.
Overall, people were broadly supportive of the design proposed and equipment included but did not wish to pursue a playpark located on an area of land that is currently designated for events space. There was also a fairly strong desire to retain the ‘volcano’ feature.
Based on that feedback, we applied for planning permission that included:
Planning consent was granted in October 2023 and work will start on site in the coming months.
We are aiming for construction work to be completed in Spring 2024.
The current playpark will close on Monday 30 October when work begins on site. However, the contractor is providing temporary play equipment, to be located on the grass area near the visitor centre, while the new playpark is under construction.