£240,000 worth of fun and games at park

PCSO Adrian Tolson, PCSO Siobhan Drury, Diana Stimely, Chris Roebuck, Ernest Brewin, Antony Dewar and Lawrence Wolstenholme.
PCSO Adrian Tolson, PCSO Siobhan Drury, Diana Stimely, Chris Roebuck, Ernest Brewin, Antony Dewar and Lawrence Wolstenholme.
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THE race is on to make sure Graves Park’s new playground is open for fun and frolics before the busy Easter holidays.

A £240,000 makeover is underway to ensure children of all abilities can play together – with the ultimate aim for it to be one of the best in the city.

It will see the play area, next to the rose garden, fitted with extra equipment including a large sandpit, nest swings and a climbing unit.

There will also be quiet areas and seating for parents, carers and children.

The old play area closed in January and the new one is expected to open in early April in time for the school holidays.

It has been specifically redesigned to make sure there are plenty of facilities for disabled children, with new paths, few level changes and differently-coloured areas.

Coun Peter Moore, chair of the South Community Assembly, said: “Our Parks and Countryside officers have been working with the Friends of Graves Park and Sheffield Parent Carer Forum for several months to design a play area that local people really need for Graves Park.

“We believe it will become one of the most popular play areas in the city.”