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Nature themed play area for Bourton Park

The total renovation of Bourton Park’s popular toddler play area is currently underway, with a completion date at the end of May 2023. The play area will see an investment of £124,000 from section 106 funding –contributions sought from developers towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure in the town.

The nature themed play area is aimed at 2-7 year olds and will be designed to allow much better access to and around the site and will be as inclusive as possible – aiming to challenge, excite and inspire as well as encourage children of all abilities to play together. The town’s popular play area is located in the heart of Bourton Park and surrounded by trees, water and wildlife. The nature themed design will fit perfectly within the natural environment of Bourton Park, with shapes and colours of the play structures that have been chosen to symbolise nature with reference to Buckingham’s local flora and fauna.

Ahead of the formal tendering process, Buckingham residents were asked for their views on the park. The public were overwhelming in support of a wildlife/nature themed play area with inclusive play equipment, including slides, a roundabout and a role play area/playhouse. Residents’ answers informed the selection of the winning designer HAGS UK. The location of the toddler play area is to remain the same and will provide a wide array of imaginative, colourful, and challenging play equipment including:

  • Large pond tree house themed multi-play unit
  • Inclusive roundabout
  • Wildlife themed aluminium rubbing posts
  • Acoustic play equipment including an Eco Bell Tree and Rain Wheel
  • Accessible swing set and separate basket swing
  • Additional picnic bench, seating and much, much more

The Town Council have selected HAGs UK to bring this project to life and look forward to a completion date towards the beginning of summer 2023.

For more information, or to report any issues please contact estates@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call the Town Council office on 01280 816426.

23 March 2023
Last Updated
30 March 2023
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