Knollmead playground: updated plans

We asked

We shared draft plans for the revamp of Knollmead playground and asked for your views.

You said

The feedback on the plans was positive and included:

  • Generally happy with the proposal but some residents felt that there were too many features for very young children and that more equipment for older children would encourage families to spend more time at the playground.

  • Requesting more climbing equipment.

We did

Based on your comments we have revised the plans for Knollmead playground. The changes are:

Climbing apparatus

Our younger residents expressed a preference for more challenging climbing equipment. A large Ixo multiplay structure has been planned in response.

We have removed

Due to concerns that there were too many features for very young children, we have removed the kidsy multiplay unit and junior slide from our plans and replaced them with a large Ixo multiplay structure with climbing, sliding, swinging and imaginative play as well as a double perch - a modern take on a traditional seesaw, where children can sit or stand on either end.

Next steps

The works on site are due to start in March 2020 during which time the playground will be closed for an estimated duration of 6 weeks.

You can find out more about the Community Parks Programme by visiting the Kingston Council website.

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