Shipley Park Playground to Get £34,000 of New Equipment
11th July 2013
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An adventure playground at Shipley Country Park is about to get more challenging as new play equipment arrives.

Work is due to start this month (July) on phase 2 of a project at Shipley park, one of our area's most popular visitor attractions, which will see £34,000 spent on extending the play facilities. The new equipment will include a three metre climbing boulder with two different sides to give a different level of difficulty to the climb, making it great for everyone of all abilities.

Derbyshire County Council spoke to over 430 local school children of all ages to get their ideas as to what they wanted, so they are confident that the new equipment is going to be really popular.

Alongside the existing 50m zipwire, climbing forest and high energy swings, the kids wanted to see the climbing boulder and a set of triple tyre swings.

The new equipment has been designed to complement the park's natural surroundings, will DCC hope will encourage even more young people and families to enjoy the adventure playground.

There's already loads to do at Shipley park, including walking, cycling, horse riding and bird watching, as well as angling, picnicking, kite flying and much more.

The play space is located near the main entrance, off Slack Lane, Heanor, close to the visitor centre and main car park. Work is due to start this month and should be completed in August.

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