Monday 12th March 2018

A whole host of play parks across the city are set to receive a makeover by spring 2020, Plymouth City Council has revealed.

A whopping 38 play parks will be re-vamped, with an additional six brand new parks being created close to new housing.

The plans follow on from the first phase of the ‘Hands Up for Plymouth Play Project’, which has already seen 32 play areas improved and upgraded.

With the first phase due to be completed next month, Councillor Patrick Nicholson, deputy leader and cabinet member for strategic transport, housing and planning said:

“We’re delighted to be able to provide this funding for what I believe is such a special project.

“We know from research that children who have great places to play outdoors and access to nature, regularly become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems. Have more active imaginations, lower stress levels, play more creatively and have greater respect for themselves and others.

“I’ve very much enjoyed working with the team on the first phase, which has provided such positive results, and I’m sure that the second phase will be equally successful.”

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