Melton’s new £100K play park to open on Friday

Children will get the chance to enjoy Melton’s exciting new destination play park from Friday.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 6:39 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 6:45 pm
Some of the equipment in Melton's new £100,000 destination play park in the town's Play Close EMN-200713-183334001

A launch party will be held at the site, The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Play Close park, at 1pm.

New equipment including climbing frames, roundabouts, and zip wires which promote a more diverse range of play, are included at the new facility, which was funded by a £100,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.

The project came about following a campaign by town families who wanted ageing and uninspiring equipment replaced by modern pieces.

Some of the equipment in Melton's new £100,000 destination play park in the town's Play Close EMN-200713-183345001

John Southerington, of Melton Town Estate, which collaborated with Melton Borough Council, Melton BID and Romaney Fugill Memorial Fund on the scheme, said: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider community of Melton Mowbray.”

Some of the equipment in Melton's new £100,000 destination play park in the town's Play Close EMN-200713-183356001