Delighted youngsters enjoy new Verwood play park

DELIGHTED youngsters – and some equally happy adults – took to play equipment at a new Verwood park.

Residents, councillors, suppliers and contractors came together for the opening of a brand-new play area in Eastworth Road by Dorset Council.

Funded by contributions from Penny Farthing Homes – the developer of the nearby housing estate – the refurbished play area provides a space for the community to relax and engage with nature.

The concept of the park was put together by Dorset Council’s Planning and Natural Environment teams before the community had a say.

It features a play area with new largely accessible playground equipment, accessible paths, bicycle stands and buggy/mobility equipment parking, sensory planting, local ecology interpretation boards and picnic tables.

Cllr Toni Coombs (Con, Verwood), Dorset Councillor for Verwood, said: “I’m proud to open this play area for the local community. It’s a wonderful space, and I’m looking forward to seeing Verwood residents of all ages enjoy the new facilities.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in making it happen. I’d also like to thank my fellow councillors Spencer Flower, Simon Gibson, and Ray Bryan – all of whom have been strong supporters of this project from the beginning.”

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