Youngsters in line for state of the art play
12:02pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
PARK LIFE: Cllr Gwyn John and operational manager for parks and grounds maintenance Phil Beaman with the park plans
A BARRY primary school’s vision of how a play ground should look is about to be realised as work gets underway on a £120,000 project.
Barry Island primary pupils cast their expert eye on plans for proposals for a state of the art play area at Maslin Park and work has begun on the site which will include equipment suitable for toddlers through to juniors.
Teenagers are also catered for as there will also be a multi-court area where they’ll be able to practice basketball and football amongst other sports.
The money, directly funded by the Vale Council, is being invested in the site as part of the wider regeneration scheme for Barry Island.
Maslin Park was given to the residents of Barry Island by the Earl of Plymouth and named after Cllr Maslin, a local councillor who was instrumental in obtaining the land from the Plymouth estate.
The play area will be closed temporarily while it undergoes its revamp, but the rest of the park will be open as normal.
Work is due to be complete by the October half-term.
Equipment will include the Barry Island Galleon, the teacup twisters and the buddy board.
Vale council cabinet member for leisure, parks, and sport development, Cllr Gwyn John said: “It is important for children to have access to first class play facilities and I have no doubt that the community at Barry Island will be proud of this exciting new facility.
“I am also particularly pleased that the Council has been able to find the funding to carry out this work alongside the wider regeneration scheme. This clearly demonstrates a commitment by the council to the wider regeneration of the Island.”
Plans for the play area, including details of the new equipment, are available to view on the council website www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/maslinpark