Bradford Council is gearing up for a significant transformation as it prepares to enhance and rejuvenate the children’s play area nestled within Victoria Park in Keighley.

The comprehensive project encompasses the introduction of cutting-edge equipment tailored for both toddlers and juniors, alongside the meticulous refurbishment of existing play structures.

Anticipate the incorporation of a state-of-the-art multi-play unit designed exclusively for toddlers, coupled with the introduction of two fresh sets of swings, featuring an inclusive basket swing and an accommodating seat. Furthermore, the playground will witness the addition of two new spring-mounted play items, one of which is specifically inclusive. Enthusiasts can also look forward to a novel junior multi-play unit, a contemporary four-way seesaw, and innovative balancing equipment. The entire area will be bedecked with new carpet safety surfacing to ensure a secure environment around the newly installed play apparatus.

Notably, maintenance work and refurbishments are in the pipeline for existing amenities, including essential repairs to safety surfaces and the replacement of safety gates securing the play area.

The ambitious project is slated to commence at the close of January or the onset of February, contingent upon weather conditions. During this period, the play area will be temporarily closed to facilitate the renovations. The public can eagerly anticipate the reopening of the revamped play area in March this year.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “I’m delighted that we are able to carry out these improvements to the play equipment in Victoria Park. I’m sure that they will provide enjoyment for lots of children for many years to come.”