Improved Oak Meadow play area in Grange Farm, Kesgrave, open after investment for revamp

The revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL

The revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

The new-look Oak Meadow play area in Kesgrave has been unveiled following revamp work.

Youngsters testing out the revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL

Youngsters testing out the revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Kesgrave Town Council took over the popular Grange Farm site in December 2015 after concerns over the equipment being damaged and needing updating.

Youngsters testing out the revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL

Youngsters testing out the revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

Now, following investment from the town’s district councillors, Sport and Recreation in Kesgrave and Suffolk Coastal District Council’s outdoor play space fund, the improved play area has been opened, featuring new slides, all-weather football surface and a zip wire.

Kesgrave Town Council chairman Neal Beecroft-Smith (far left) with Suffolk Coastal district councill

Kesgrave Town Council chairman Neal Beecroft-Smith (far left) with Suffolk Coastal district councillors Susan Mower, Stuart Lawson and Steve Allinson (far right) from Kompan, one of the play equipment suppliers used in the upgrade. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

A toddler play unit, three-bay swing and outdoor gym equipment suitable for adults and teenagers have also been installed.

The revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL

The revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

A town council spokeswoman thanked those who helped fund the revamp, and added: “The town council has a play and open spaces working group that will continue to work for better play and recreational facilities in Kesgrave.”

The revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL

The revamped Oak Meadow play area. Picture: KESGRAVE TOWN COUNCIL - Credit: Archant


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