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New play equipment just what schoolchildren ordered
3:40pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
Children in West Watford can look forward to using a host of new equipment in a newly refurbished playground.
The Harwoods Recreation Ground was officially opened by Watford’s Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and West Watford borough councillors yesterday (Thursday).
The new equipment was chosen by children at Laurance Haines School and Westfield Children’s Centre, who were asked what they would like to see in their local park.
The new equipment they chose includes brightly coloured toddler swings, a roundabout, seesaw, playhouse, net climber, slide, trampoline, spinner, basket swing, cable runway and crawl tunnel.
All of the new features are usable in the wet weather and surrounded by a new “safety surface”.
There is also a hopscotch area and allocated dog-free grass.
As well as the new play area, parents can make use of two picnic tables and three seating areas.
The new playground sits alongside an existing games area which was also refurbished in May last year, with new line markings, fencing repairs and repainting, and a replacement basketball hoop.