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New Christchurch Park play area with fantasy castle to be opened

PUBLISHED: 18:23 14 August 2020

Christchurch Park's new play area will open on Monday morning. Picture: IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL

Christchurch Park's new play area will open on Monday morning. Picture: IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL

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The new play area at Christchurch Park in Ipswich is to reopen on Monday morning after a three-month rebuild to mark the 125th anniversary of the town’s best-know open space.

Work to replace the play area – which was last rebuilt in the 1990s – got underway in early May at the height of the lockdown.

The pirate ship has been replaced by a castle and the woodchip safety surface – which was notorious for parents for hiding lost toys – has been replaced by a springy safety surface.

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The colourful play area will be officially opened at 10.30am on Monday with youngsters able to try out all the new play equipment from 11am.

MORE: Dumbarton Road play area unveiled

Christchurch Park is the second new play area to be unveiled by the borough at the end of the lockdown – last month it unveiled a new “Search and Rescue” themed play area at Dumbarton Road which has proved very popular with youngsters in the area.


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