New look for Sindelfingen Park
An exciting new "flagship" park is to be unveiled in Dronfield in 2023 at Sindelfingen Park.
Dronfield Town Council has been working with a specialist company to provide five zones containing a wide range of equipment, from traditional items such as swings, slides and roundabouts to the latest four seater carousel, an agility trail and a tower with a track ride.
Accessibility and inclusivity have been key in the whole design with the creation of a safe, single continuous surfaced area with pathways connecting the various zones to ensure easy links to the most usable items.
The Town Council has accepted the terms of an offer letter and grant agreement from NE Derbyshire District Council for £150,000. The Town Council will fund the remaining £50,000 to secure the total project cost of £200,000.
Chair of the Parks committee, Kevin Tait, explained "As a Council, we are committed to investing in facilities for young people of all ages and abilities. The new Sindelfingen park will be home to a fantastic range of innovative and inclusive play equipment, bringing all children together in Dronfield's new flagship park. The final designs are amazing and my thanks go to the councillors on the parks committee, our council officers and the design team at Kompan."
Kompan was chosen at an earlier Tender process as the supplier for the five new activity areas. There will be a new fenced and fully surfaced toddler area, a redesigned junior area and an extended teenage area. A new fitness area will be in close proximity to a newly laid basketball court to promote a sense of sport and activity for teenagers and adults. A new kickabout zone will include a steel goal in an open green space to promote ball games of all ages.
Consideration has been given to sustainability and "closing the loop" where resources are sourced from recycled materials. Kompan use recycled material in more than 70% of their products, of which 95% are recycled at the end of their lifespan. Work on the park will commence mid-February and full details of the designs can be viewed within the attachments below.
This project is part funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government's Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.
More information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 15:18 by Michael Keys