P is for Play in the Park

If you go up to the park today you’re in for a great surprise!

Grab your picnic and sun cream, Ford Park’s fully inclusive play area is now open, and what a fantastic space it is!

Officially opened on Saturday 28th May, by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman, Ford Park is set to be the place to be for families and children this half term and beyond.

The all new play area boasts a fantastic range of fun play equipment, from a traditional baby swing and slides of multiple heights, to scramble nets, tunnels and a pinball game. The space is cleverly divided so both smaller and bigger children can enjoy the park whilst still being under the careful watch of parents and guardians.

Toddler friendly playground at Ford Park. Photo: www.facebook.com/fordparkulverston

The soft, bark-effect flooring, in many colours creates a fun and safe play area for when those inevitable tumbles happen, and you can see this project was thoroughly planned by its creators at Playdale, ‘who did a tremendous job’ of helping Ford Park achieve this important milestone, of making the park accessible to all.

Ford Park representatives thanked everyone who attended the opening and gave a special thanks on Facebook, saying this project ‘was only made possible’ due to FCC Communities Foundation’s £100,000 grant, and CGP Ltd’s generous donation.

Ford Park is a much loved green space in our lovely town of Ulverston. Already offering a brilliant grass area for games, exercise and picnics, alongside a dog friendly area (where picnics may go missing!), a nature trail and kitchen garden/nursery. It really is wonderful that the updated children’s play area creates an accessible space for children of all ages and will be a popular destination for local families and visitors to the area for many years to come.

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