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Cantley Park Playground Due To Open In December

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The Borough’s newest destination play area at Cantley Park, Wokingham, is underway with work expected to be complete in December 2021.

The new play area, funded by developers’ contributions from new housing, is in the finishing stages with the installation of the exciting and inclusive play equipment almost complete. A special feature at the new Cantley Park play area will be Yalp interactive equipment which is designed to make playing outside as interactive as gaming – but without the screen time.

Play Area

The play area has been designed to appeal to a wide age range – including teenagers as well as younger children and will be inclusive with wheelchair accessible equipment. The space has been designed to encourage all children and families to play together in carefully laid out inclusive play zones.

Wokingham Borough Council executive member for environment, Cllr Parry Batth said: “Cantley Park is already such a great place for people to visit, with the new café and 3G pitches, restaurant and theatre, so we are excited to add another amazing feature to the park.”

“The focus on ensuring young people get outside and be active was important to us – as well as the inclusive nature of the innovative equipment. Jupiter Play, the design and build firm we are working with, is a great option as they offer inclusive designs for all children and young people, as well as equipment that appeals to those that play indoor games.”

Councillor Wayne Smith, executive member for planning and enforcement, said: “This play area, which will bring joy to so many families both in the area and further afield, is just the latest in a long line of benefits which our strategic approach to building new homes has brought to Wokingham borough over many years.

“By allocating land for major developments, we can make developers pay for a rich variety of infrastructure and this allows us to establish strong, cohesive communities with high-quality services to meet everyone’s needs.”

The borough’s local plan, which is now being updated, is set to secure an investment of almost £1 billion in community facilities by 2026 including £170 million on 110 hectares of new public open space, play areas and parks.

Other Play Areas

Ahead of the Cantley Park play area opening in December, why not visit one of our other amazing destination play areas in California and Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham Town centre and Finchampstead Baptist Church.