Playground makeover in Great Harwood

The play area in Lowerfold Park, Great Harwood has undergone a £45,000 makeover and is now open for children and local families.

The improvements made are the result of collaboration between Hyndburn Borough Council and the Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum following consultation with residents and nearby primary school, St Bartholomew’s, to ensure the play area meets local people’s needs.

Over £45,000 has been invested in the playground with a contribution made from the Lancashire Environmental Fund as part of a grant awarded to the Hyndburn Green Space Charity and a further contribution from Hyndburn Borough Council.

Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said:

“The improvements include modern play equipment which was chosen by local children and families with favourites such as a basket swing, traditional swings, a large rotating unit, a modern climbing frame and also a see-saw suitable for a parent and child and designed to be inclusive for all.

“Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation, it is wonderful to see this excellent resource get an upgrade and be enjoyed by families from across the borough.”

The improvements are part of the continued investment in the parks of Hyndburn, with Lowerfold Park being recognised nationally for its quality standards through the Green Flag Award scheme.

Further improvements are underway in the park to ensure the park continues to respond to local family’s needs including improved access and refurbishment to the tennis courts with the addition of a new multi-purpose ball games court.