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New play park set for Stowe Fields

By James Vukmirovic | Lichfield | Attractions | Published: | Last Updated:

Work on a new play area at a popular visitor attraction is set to begin.

Stowe Fields is next to Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield District Council has unveiled its plans for a new play area in Stowe Fields, a popular park and reservoir in the city centre of Lichfield.

New play equipment will join the existing five ways swing and orbital roundabout, such as a basket swing, zip line, climbing frame, fireman's pole, seesaw and wooden stilts.

The equipment will sit on a green and black fleck safety surface, to help protect children from bumps and scrapes, and is suitable for all weather.

Once installed, Stowe Field’s old junior play equipment, next to the outdoor gym, will be removed and the area re-landscaped to enhance the view from Stowe Pool towards Lichfield Cathedral.

Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member for Recycling & Leisure, said it was wonderful to see the project was set to get underway.

She said: "We know families are really keen to see a better play offering at Stowe Fields and this playground should keep children entertained.

"When social distancing measures are relaxed in the future, I am sure children will be really excited to use the equipment and get rid of some of their pent up energy."

The playground project is set to cost £56,820, which the council is covering with funds it had set aside to improve Stowe Pool and Fields.

Work to install the playground is expected to take around four weeks, but will remain closed while social distancing measures are in place.

Find out more about Stowe Pool and Fields at lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk.

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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