Eight designs for Daventry Country Park playground up for public vote

There are eight designs to choose from
There are eight designs to choose from

Daventry District Council is asking residents to choose from one of eight designs drawn up for the new-look playground in the country park.

The play-area was vandalised in September and is being transformed as is part of a £235,000 project to improve the Green Flag Award-winning park.

Eight potential designs have been drawn up and people are invited to choose their favourite in order to help inform the final choice.

The new equipment will be installed in the southern end of the existing playground, which has been fenced off since September.

Rather than make repairs to the ageing equipment, the council decided to revamp that side of the play area.

Only the climbing rhinos and the zip wire, which will be refurbished, will remain.

Councillor Alan Hills, portfolio holder for community, culture and leisure at Daventry District Council, said: "The vandalism that occurred in September was incredibly disheartening for all of us who work so hard to make the country park what it is.

"But it also presented an opportunity to make significant improvements, and we are pleased to be able to show off these potential designs for the new play area.

"The country park belongs to us all, so it’s really important that people have their say on the design of the new equipment.

"Your opinion really does matter to us, so please have a look at the different designs and tell us your favourite.

"The new-look play area will mark the first phase in an exciting programme of improvements for the park which visitors will benefit from for years to come, so we’re looking forward to getting started."

The new designs offer a range of different apparatus for all ages, including new climbing frames and nets, trampolines, swings and slides.

The council hopes to have the equipment in place by the spring, once a final decision has been made on the design.

People can have their say by visiting www.daventrydc.gov.uk/countrypark - the deadline for comments is Tuesday, January 1.