Opening date revealed for the new-look £500k play area at Malvern's Priory Park - The Malvern Observer
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17th Aug, 2022

Opening date revealed for the new-look £500k play area at Malvern's Priory Park

Tristan Harris 31st Mar, 2022 Updated: 31st Mar, 2022

THE NEWLY revamped £500,000 play area at Malvern’s Priory Park will be officially opened in time for the Easter weekend.

The exciting project in Great Malvern will open on Good Friday (April 15), with a formal opening event held on May 5.

Malvern Hills District Council has worked with specialist play equipment company, Flights of Fantasy, on the new, state-of-the-art design which is unique and eco-friendly.

The council has also been working with Avery Landscapes Limited, the main contractor for the project.

The new play area has sustainable timber, planting and materials to give a natural and rustic feel, while also allowing for a range of play.

Children will be able to climb on natural boulders, crawl through hobbit holes, hide in a hollow tree trunk, walk across a rope bridge, swing on a basket swing and even meet a giant dragonfly.

The play area replacement is part of the wider improvement plan for Priory Park which includes refurbishment to the shelters, desilting the pond and more.

Coun Peter Whatley, Portfolio Holder for Resources at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “I am delighted to announce that the newly revamped play area will be open to the public in two weeks.

“We want to thank our partners on this project for their hard work and to the public for their patience. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this brilliant space which is a wonderful addition to our popular park”.

Building works on the park began in mid-November last year.

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/priorypark for more information on the park.

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