TRURO Cornwall TR3 6LQ
A play equipment design makeover costing £200,000 has been revealed for Boscawen Park in Truro this week. The Friends of Boscawen Park announced earlier this year that they had been successful in securing project funding which has been part financed by Truro City Council, Cornwall Council and the SITA Cornwall Trust.
Only a few minutes by car from The Valley’s family friendly cottages in Cornwall, Boscawen Park has long been a popular choice for both local and visiting families with its landscaped gardens, play areas and sports facilities. The park also provides the start point for The Valley’s popular guided dog walk which takes place on Sunday mornings throughout the year.
The final decision on the park’s makeover design was reached after collecting public feedback on the six options presented. The design proposed by playground equipment supplier Russell Play was voted favourite by those asked for their opinion at the recent Truro Day exhibition in the park.
The Friends of Boscawen chair Heidi Morgan said she was delighted that the design put forward by Russell Play had been chosen, “The design was the one most people preferred, largely because it featured a range of play equipment that has a broad appeal”. Explaining further she added, “For instance the toddler area will have sand and encourages role play with a little house, a tunnel and sand table as well as a bucket and hoist. Meanwhile older children will enjoy the challenge of high nets, climbing frames, and a zip wire, but there’s lots more besides all that.”
With work due to start in February 2015, its hoped that the new equipment and park landscaping will be completed in time for the main Summer season and that this project will ensure the future of Boscawen Park as a hugely popular outdoor family attraction for the City of Truro.