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New Lime Pits play area now open

News release 10381, published on 07 Jun 2023

A new play area at the Lime Pits in Old Basing is now open for families to enjoy.

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

Work to rejuvenate the popular play space, which now includes zoned areas for toddlers and pre-school aged children, juniors and teenagers, began early in the spring ready for families to enjoy in the warmer weather. In addition to the new play area, families can also walk, picnic and enjoy the rich wildlife in the Lime Pits.

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 This feedback has helped to shape the refurbishment of the children’s space that had become tired and outdated. 

Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services and Housing Cllr Laura James said: “Our play areas and open spaces are really valued by residents in the borough, providing free, outdoor fun for families. We want to breathe new life into more of the borough’s play areas repairing, restoring and revitalising these spaces where they have become tired, damaged or outdated over time.

“We hope that the new play equipment at the Lime Pits will provide children of varying ages and abilities with a challenging and fun play area which will be much-loved and enjoyed.” 

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