Birchgrove playground reopens after £100k revamp

Children in Birchgrove are celebrating thanks to the refurbishment of a much-loved play area in Parc-y-Helig.

It was officially-opened by Council Leader Rob Stewart at a special community event.

The community made sure it was a memorable day by staging a mini-fete featuring lots of stalls, fun and games for children to enjoy.

The newly-refurbished Parc yr Helig play area features a 12m zipline, mini trampoline, swings for infants and older children and a range of other equipment to keep youngsters happy for hours on end.

The completed project is one of more than 30 schemes springing up all over the city as part of a Swansea Council programme worth more than £2m.

Cllr Stewart said:Every ward in Swansea is getting at least £36,000 this year so that much-needed play areas can be given a new lease of life. During the pandemic community play areas became a safe haven for children and their families to enjoy exercise and time together.

“Now, as we emerge from the pandemic, we are continuing to stand side-by-side with our communities in the recovery, encouraging the spirit and togetherness that helped us all through the difficult times.

“The council worked with ward members in Birchgrove and the local community to make sure that the equipment youngsters wanted was the equipment they’ve now got.

“It’s brilliant to be here today to see young people enjoying themselves so much today and it makes all the effort so worthwhile. I hope they’ll have fun in this space for years to come.”

(Lead images: Swansea Council)

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