Upton Country Park Adventure Play Project

  • An exciting new destination play area for a wide range of ages and abilities  
  • Another unique, free attraction for Upton Country Park!
  • Challenging equipment stimulating creative play and learning 

 

Due to be installed this winter!

Thanks to a successful Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)* funding application submitted by the Friends of Upton Country Park we have an exciting new adventure play area coming soon!

The project will provide a unique, free experience for visitors, stimulating creative play with a strong focus on natural, heritage and environmental themes. Catering for a wide range of ages and abilities, the bespoke play equipment is designed to be challenging and educational.

The new natural play features will start near the Education Centre and meander through the trees to grassland close to the Shoreline Meadows, as indicated below:

A rigorous procurement process has been undertaken. Once planning considerations have been resolved installation is due to begin in November.

*The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a locally set charge which can be applied to new development to help fund infrastructure projects required to accommodate growth. CIL can be used to fund a wide range of projects, including green infrastructure/open space and public realm improvements.

Total funding for this project is £230,000 made up of £192,000 CIL, plus £38,000 S106 Planning Obligations (Hamworthy West Ward & Upton Country Park).

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