It’s landed! Worcester’s Bilford Road play area has received a complete makeover, and has been officially opened by the Mayor.
Previous equipment, which had reached the end of its natural life, has been replaced with new pieces reflecting Perdiswell Park’s former usage as a temporary aerodrome during World War II. The centre piece for the new playground is an elaborate piece of climbing equipment, designed to look like a Spitfire.
Situated next to Perdiswell Leisure Centre, the new play area also includes swings, roundabouts, slides and smaller climbing equipment – all surrounded by soft-fall surfacing.
“I am sure that this new-look play area will really capture children’s imagination; I hope they will have hours of fun there for years to come!” says Cllr Jabba Riaz, Mayor of Worcester.
Free ice creams were handed out to children at the playground's opening. There was also be a “make and take” table, where children constructed and painted model planes.
The eye-catching Perdiswell play area is part of a £220,000 investment in play by the City Council. The funding has also been behind the revamping of three other city play areas.
New-look playgrounds at Warndon Community Centre in Shap Drive (WR4 9NX), Caister Avenue (WR4 0QP) and Pirie Avenue (WR4 0NE) opened earlier in the year and are already a hit with local children.