During lockdown HAGS completed a full overhaul of the large playground at King George’s Playing Field near the centre of Ferndown Town.
All the necessary safety measures were taken and government guidelines followed to ensure the safety of everyone involved and to successfully deliver this wonderful play area, ready for the children to enjoy once playgrounds re-open.
The new area had to deliver increased play value and get the most from the £180,000 budget so HAGS installed over 40 different play experiences, catering to in excess of 180 children at any one time.
The play area is inclusive and has play opportunities for children up to the age of 14 of various abilities. A clear path guides children through the different play zones. Various seating areas were installed.
For younger children a diverse range of equipment included the Unimini Apista multi-unit that provides climbing and role play opportunities, Roty roundabout, various types of rockers, a bespoke 1.2m mound with a slide and other play features help smoothly transition children between zones as they grow. Ground graphics were also incorporated.
For older children, aged 7-14, a 3 tower multi-unit was chosen as the play area’s centre piece. This unit provides various play opportunities, including climbing, sliding and educational benefits. This zone is complemented by a large 4m space net, a Viper rope swing, a Spinami – which offers rope and spinning, and children’s firm favourite the NRG trim trail – which has a cutting-edge design.
There are over 8 play units that make this playground inclusive for all abilities. They include the Mirage Swing Seat which boasts an ergonomic design and is great for children with cerebral palsy, a Spinmee roundabout to burn off energy and meet the needs of SEND children, as well as numerous play panels to stimulate cognitive activity. There are also plenty of different swinging opportunities for each and every child, to encourage them to play together.