Local people are invited to the official reopening of two popular play areas in Felixstowe following refurbishment

Posted by Town Hall Staff 25 July 2019

To mark the completion of the improvement project to Cavendish Park and Gosford Way play areas, there will be an official reopening taking place at Gosford Way.

The play areas have been fully refurbished with a range of items suitable for toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Cavendish Park has a new Multi-use Games Area and the play equipment at Gosford Way has been replaced with 14 new pieces.

The £265,000 project also includes improvements to Allenby Park play area, which is expected to be completed on 12 August and will include replacing and widening of the 5-a-side pitch and additional equipment added to the existing play area.

To celebrate the refurbishments of the play areas, an official reopening is taking place at Gosford Way on Wednesday 7 August 11am – 1pm.

Local people are invited to the reopening, which will include a face painter, a photographer as well as free healthy snacks to the first 100 children and free goodie bags to the first 50 children.

Cllr Letitia Smith, East Suffolk Council Cabinet Member for Communities, Tourism and Leisure, said: “It is fantastic that these play areas are almost ready to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. 

“To celebrate, we would like to invite local people along to the official reopening and even encourage them to make a real day of it by bringing their own picnics and enjoy everything the new space and play area has to offer.”

Work on the project started in May 2019 after Felixstowe Town Council, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk Coastal Norse worked together to identify the three play areas in need of an upgrade as part of on-going investment in the area.

Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Nick Barber, said: “I am delighted that two of the three play area projects are being reopened to the community. With Allenby Park nearing completion too, these new facilities will be enjoyed by families for many years to come.”