Freemans Meadow play park, located off the Fairmile has closed for 5 weeks to have a makeover and an upgrade costing £60,000.
The new park has been designed with a nature meadow theme with a tree and leaves on the ground cushioning surface. Wicksteed from Kettering have designed and will supply the new play equipment who are the same company that the Town Council used for the upgrade to Makins Recreation Ground play park.
The basket swing, the central large climbing frame and the cantilever tyre swing will remain and the existing zip wire and swings can still be used during the build.
New equipment will include a Spin-A-Bounce Unit (a see-saw, a spring mobile and a roundabout all in one), a Swirl – DDA Roundabout (includes a designated wheelchair station and a seat for the accompanying user), a pair of talking flower tubes, a hedgehog and rabbit sit and spring, a noughts and crosses activity panel, a cuckoo clock and a ‘Sky’ multi-play unit with a slide.
The park will also have new perimeter fencing, benches, a wheelchair accessible picnic table and bins.
An event to mark the re-opening of the park will be held in conjunction with Nomad’s annual community event, during half term week on Wednesday 30 October from 1pm to 4pm.