It may be April Fools Day to some, but to us, it’s the beginning of a new era! The gate to the playground was opened this morning, and we welcomed lots of new and familiar faces … when will you be coming to play?
WOW, where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe that we are actually in the final week of preparation before the first phase of the playground opens! We’re just about ready, and can’t wait to share it with you ….
There’s a real buzz in the playground at the moment, everyone is working really hard to get the first phase ready for opening. We know you’re all as excited about the playground reopening as we are, here’s a quick update …
The playground will be opening over 2 phases, with the first phase opening at the end of this month! (eeek! :-) ) This phase includes lots of new and exciting play equipment, and covers much of the original playground area. The train will also be open, and will run from the existing train station. (We hope you understand, but whilst we are opening part of the playground at the end of the month, there will still be a lot of construction happening at the far end of the site. Therefore, with the sound of rumbling plant equipment in the background, the playground may not be as peaceful as we would like just yet, but it will be worth the wait!)
The second phase will open in early summer. This phase will include further play equipment, new train station, kiosk, and the long awaited toilets! Plus, there will also be a wonderful new entrance over the river, via a new bridge and boardwalk. We can’t wait!
There has been a real hive of activity since the New Year, and the playground is really starting to take shape now. There is still much to do, but since new play equipment has been installed recently and some of our existing equipment has nestled into lovely new homes, we thought you might like another little peek …
Photo credit: RIka Gordon
It was a little sad to see the tunnel slide being dismantled last week, and we have to confess to having lumps in our throats … it certainly felt like the end of an era. That said, the slide will look amazing once it has had a clean and reinstated onto our fabulous new tower. Recycling at its best, we couldn’t bare the thought of losing our favourite slide!