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New play facilities for children at Totteridge

Wednesday 02 May 2012

Children aged under 8 can swing into action on new play equipment at the refurbished play area at Totteridge Recreation Ground in High Wycombe.

The popular play area has undergone a six week programme of modernisation works as part of Wycombe District Council's rolling programme of maintenance and improvements of play areas across the district. Cllr Katrina Wood and Cllr Tony Green in front of new play equipment at Totteridge Recreation Ground play area

The new look children's play area off Walton Drive at Totteridge includes swings, a timber stepping trail, a multi play unit and a cone climber.

Modern safety matting was installed which allows grass to grow through the surface, giving the play area a natural look and feel, whilst still helping to ensure that children can play safely.

Local residents were consulted in 2010 and 2011 on what facilities for children they would like to see in the park, and their suggestions were incorporated into the final design.

Cllr Tony Green, Chairman of High Wycombe Town Committee and Cllr Katrina Wood, Cabinet Member for Community joined the contractors, SMP Playgrounds, on site to see the finishing touches taking place.

Commenting on the new equipment, Cllr Katrina Wood said: "These new facilities are fantastic; they give children an opportunity to have fun and enjoy the open space. Local children will get many years of enjoyment out of this play area."

The £60,000 refurbishment project was funded using some of the Section 106 developer contributions from the Terriers First School development.

More information on recreation grounds and parks in the Wycombe district can be found on our parks page.