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New play area for Lime Pits

News release 10348, published on 06 Mar 2023

Work to create a new play area for the Lime Pits in Old Basing is set to start this spring.

A new 30-metre zip wire, a giant slide, a tractor multi-play unit and a challenging agility trail are among the new pieces of equipment being installed as part of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s play refurbishment programme.

It is hoped the new play space, which includes zoned areas for toddlers and pre-school aged children, juniors and teenagers, will be ready for families to enjoy in the summer.

Last year the council asked residents and users for their views on what they would like to see at the popular play area. This feedback has helped to shape the exciting refurbishment of the children’s space that had become tired and outdated.

The refurbishment forms part of the council’s East Basingstoke project which is looking at how the parks and open spaces towards the eastern edge of Basingstoke could be protected and enhanced to create a network of green spaces.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Action Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “This refurbishment forms part of our ongoing investment to update and maintain the borough’s many play areas.

“The Lime Pits is one of our most popular open spaces, however the play area is tired and outdated and in need of upgrading. It was important that we create a play area that is fit for the future, therefore we asked users and visitors to help us shape the plans through consultation.

“As a result, we have created a fun yet challenging play space to cater for a range of ages which we hope will be well received by families when it is completed in the summer.”

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