Cllr Michael Conolly, Chairman of Dover District Council, officially opened the playpark. The launch comes after an exciting play area upgrade and a £100k investment in new facilities at the location.
Following consultation with the local community, the renovation includes inclusive play equipment as well as a variety of new items for people of all ages.
Among the features are:
There are three cradle swings, a basket swing, and a rope swing.
Multiplay units for toddlers and juniors
Rockers for spring
Aerial runway/zip wire
Accessible roundabout for wheelchair users
The items listed above were paid for with government funds allocated to Kent County Council for community parks.
Other Dover District Council-funded park improvements include a new designated dog walking area and new football goalposts. More planting will take place throughout the autumn.
“We are delighted to be able to open the Platinum Jubilee Playpark at Cowdray Square in Deal, as we continue to join with our communities in celebrating this incredible landmark year marking Her Majesty the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee,” said Cllr Michael Conolly, Chairman of Dover District Council.
The government funding also paid for the renovation of Dover’s Connaught Park play area, which was completed in March 2022. Connaught Park’s work included replacing the existing wooden logs that surrounded the play area as well as the existing slide on the multiplay unit.