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Natural adventure play area planned for Court Hey Park
17 December 2014

Friends of Court Hey Park in Liverpool has secured a £49,800 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. 


The Adventure Play for Court Hey Park project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, will create a challenging play space for children and young people, in a woodland setting.


The play space, which has been designed by children and young people, will be located in a natural clearing within a woodland area and aims to connect local children and young people with their natural environment.  The project will begin with ground preparation, tree works, bark safety surfacing and grass matting, before the installation of a challenging climbing structure; with rope swings, moving logs and climbing nets and a standalone cradle swing are added.


Marguerite Walker, Chair Friends of Court Hey Park, said:


“The friends group have wanted to improve the play area for many years, and make it as accessible as possible. With the help of Biffa Award this will now happen.”


Kevin, Park User, said:


“It will be great to have equipment which teenagers can enjoy.”


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


“We’re pleased to be able to support the Friends of Court Hey Park, as they begin work on this exciting project.  This is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve recreation spaces for the community.”