Tuesday 7th November 2017- By Chris Mallett

Work has started and will take 30 days or less to complete.

This is the exciting-looking new play equipment being built at Arboretum Park in Derby. Derby City Council has started work on putting the structure up and says it will be finished in 30 days at the most.

The authority says the design was “influenced by the children who use the play area” and has described it as an “outdoor gym”. 

Makers Russell Play say the ropes on the equipment “have a galvanized steel core which makes them extra strong and extra safe”.

They add that the uneven surface on the ropes “makes them particularly non-slip for children’s hands”.

Councillor Amo Raju, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said:

“I am looking forward to the opening of this new play area which will provide plenty of enjoyment for the local children in this community. The Derby parks team have done a tremendous job throughout the consultation process and this project will help benefit the area for many years to come.”

Claire Briggs, council neighbourhood partnership officer, said:

“It was great to get the views of the local residents on the planned improvement work for Arboretum Park. The feedback we received was extremely positive and we are all looking forward to the children getting the opportunity to play with this unique and exciting equipment.”

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