Work on new Druridge Bay play park swings into action

Work has started this week on a £130,000 upgrade to the children’s play park at Druridge Bay Country Park.

The new park will incorporate a variety of equipment suitable for toddlers to young teens, including a roundabout, seesaw, swings, a shark spinner, forest lake boat and an ocean dome.

The work is due to be completed in time for the school summer holidays and forms part of a wider scheme by Northumberland Council to significantly improve facilities in three parks - Druridge Bay, Plessey Woods and Bolam Lake.

Earlier this year the authority agreed to invest almost £1m to provide a range of improvements and upgrades including improved paths and parking, play areas and enhancements to visitor centres.

Northumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services said:
“With so many indoor activities and the rising use of technology, it is so important to have go-to places like our country parks where children and families can socialise, exercise and have fun.

“We are making a significant investment in our parks and are committed to ensuring they remain an attractive place to visit and spend time in.”

Druridge Bay Country Park comprises three miles of beautiful beach, sand dunes and a large freshwater lake surrounded by woods and meadows.  

It attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to walk, relax, picnic or take part in sports.

“Play is such an important part of what our parks have to offer yet the equipment at Druridge Bay had become worn out and dated. We are sure the new play park, when open, will prove a big hit with both local children and visitors alike.” Cllr Sanderson added.
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