New playground opens in Edenbridge

The new playground at Recreation Ground Lingfield Road is now open!

The playground was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by Chairman Cllr Bob Todd on Thursday 16 June. Local children came to enjoy the new play equipment while meeting some of their favourite jungle friends.

With different areas for toddlers, older children and teens, the new area has been designed for children of all ages, physical and mental abilities. Children can enjoy walking along the sensory path, bouncing on the trampoline or tackling the mighty zip wire!

The project has been made possible thanks to money received from developers via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)*.

Chairman of Edenbridge Town Council, Cllr Bob Todd, said: “We are thrilled to have been able to deliver this project as we know how important play is in the physical and mental development of young people. The last playground, which was installed in the late 90s, had a limited choice of activity and was becoming very dated. We now have a stimulating playground, with a choice of 23 activities to choose from, that we hope everyone will be proud of and can enjoy using for generations to come.”

The new playground offers a natural design that harmonises with the surrounding natural environment. It has been designed by HAGS®, a global manufacturer and installer of outdoor play areas. “Our team at HAGS were very excited to be awarded this fantastic refurbishment project. Our designer, Lucy Hammersley, has done a wonderful job reflecting the rural surroundings whilst packing the scheme full of vital play values and challenges for all ages and abilities of children. HAGS hope that the children of Edenbridge enjoy the new play area for many years to come”.

*The Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for Edenbridge Town Council as it helps us deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in our community.

See more pictures on the Town Council’s Facebook page here.