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New facilities unveiled at Beggarwood Park

News release 9835, published on 30 Nov 2020
Visitors of all ages can now enjoy better facilities at Beggarwood Park following major improvement work.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has installed an exciting new children’s play area and improved the landscaping, with new benches, bins and better footpaths at the popular neighbourhood facility and Local Nature Reserve.

The £258,000 community improvement scheme which used developers’ contributions has been carried out, despite delays due to the COVID-19 restrictions, following last year’s public consultation.

Children, from toddlers up to age 12, will have a choice of 30 new fun facilities, including climbing frames, ropes, swings and toddler rides, in the extended play area.

A wild zone and an upgraded pump track circuit for BMX and mountain bikers, skateboarders, rollerbladers and scooter riders, are also set to open in the new year.

Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and Natural Environment Cllr Mark Ruffell said: “I am delighted to see the much-improved play area and landscaped surroundings are now ready for visitors to enjoy at Beggarwood Park.

“Members of the local community asked us for these improved outdoor facilities and helped to shape what would be included and we are pleased to be able to deliver improvements which will meet their needs and bring many benefits to all.

“Beggarwood Park has always been very popular, so I hope this investment in new equipment and facilities will be enjoyed by future generations of visitors.”

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