Swing, spin, rock, climb at Springwood Avenue play park

Springwood play area

The playground in Springwood Avenue, Waterlooville officially re-opens next week, after being redeveloped by Havant Borough Council and supported by a combination of DLUC levelling up parks fund of £62,500 and £27,500 section 106 developer contributions.

The Mayor of Havant, Councillor Rosy Raines will be cutting the ribbon at 2:30pm on Tuesday 29 August and welcoming families into the new play area that features new slides, swings, see saws and a toddler play area.

As well as having fun on the day, each child will receive a goodie bag to take home with them.

The play area boasts new equipment incorporating new and inclusive swings, a spin and bounce see-saw, springy animals as well as various other new equipment installed as part of the borough council’s play refurbishment programme.   The site is fully accessible to wheelchair users and also features sensory play equipment.

Following a natural theme, the play area incorporates Robinia wood from sustainable forestry, sourced by specialist contractors with more than 50 years experience in providing the highest quality items for children's play.

Councillor Gwen Robinson, Deputy leader and Cabinet lead for Communities and Housing at Havant Borough Council said; “The transformation at Springwood Avenue is yet another example of the work we're doing to make the borough’s play areas the best for our residents. 

“The opening of this new playground marks another stage of our ambitious investment programme, giving local families a fun, safe and interactive spaces to enjoy across our borough. 

“We are now able to offer families a more rewarding play experience with brand-new facilities that people of all ages will enjoy for years to come.”

The borough is home to more than 30 dedicated play areas, as well as football pitches, tennis course, skate parks and multi-use games areas and more.  For more information on what the borough has to offer, visit www.havant.gov.uk/play.