Plans for a brand new play area in a historic Accrington park have been revealed today.

Plans for the is £120,000 play area in Accrington’s Milnshaw Park were created with the help of local children and include an aerial runway, basket swing, large rotator, swings and a ‘skynet’, a pyramid shaped large net and a climbing wall. For the younger children there’ll be a colourful climbing structure in the shape of a train, with a slide at one end.

The Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, working closely with Hyndburn Council, secured a grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund for £30,000 with Hyndburn Council providing the remainder of the funding for the project.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Paul Cox, a member of the Friends of Milnshaw Park said; “These plans for the playground represent a long held dream for the Friends of Milnshaw Park finally coming true this summer and compliments other recent improvements to the park, including a large multi-use games area. This new addition is part of a long term plan to improve the park for the local community and one we’ve been working on for many years. We want to thank local children and community groups like the Friends of Milnshaw Park, Milnshaw Residents Association and Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, who have helped us to deliver this dream”.

Jodie Williamson, of Wade Group, said; “Wade Group are proud to be working alongside Hyndburn Council helping to improve the community with this new play area. “

Tom Dunne, Chair of Milnshaw Residents Association; said; “It’s great that the park will soon have a new and improved play area for local children to enjoy.”

Cath Holmes from the Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, said; “This is fantastic news for one of Hyndburn’s much loved green spaces and the children in the area.”

Pictured: Deputy Leader and Friends of Milnshaw Park member, Cllr Paul Cox and Jodie Williamson of Wade Group with the plans for the new play area.