New adventure play area is ready for action!
May 23, 2023
Let the fun begin! – that was the cry from members of Cramlington Town Council as they explored the new adventure playground in Alexandra Park.
The newly installed play area is the result of a £100,000 investment from the Town Council and is part of the Council’s wider plan to create an ‘activity zone’ for families so children of all ages can enjoy outdoor activities in the same locality.
Councillor Mark Swinburn, (right) Chair of Cramlington Town Council Services Committee commented “I’m delighted with the new play area. We carried out a consultation with the Youth Council and top of their wish list was a zip wire – so here you are! And we didn’t just provide one zip wire, we have installed two, so the youngsters can have fun racing against each other.”
Ward councillor Steve Garret said “This area is near to the Annie’s Green play area we recently provided for younger children, and with the skate park also being in the vicinity there really is something for youngsters of all ages.”
Fellow ward councillor Paul Ezhilchelvan added: The creation of this family-friendly zone reflects our focus on the people we represent. I’m sure it will be well-used and I hope it will also be well looked after.”
Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Christine Dunbar said “This is a play area aimed at older children and younger children should be under the supervision of their parents and carers but most of all we just want families to have fun. This development is just phase one – there is more to come so watch this space!”
Councillor Norman Dunbar was impressed with the equipment: “This play area features some of the latest designs such as the fantastic Pendulum ‘cliff rider’ which we don’t have in any other play area.”
Pictured (from left) at the new play area, Councillors Norman Dunbar, Christine Dunbar, Paul Ezhilchelvan, Steve Garret and Mark Swinburn.