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Another play area upgraded in Swansea

Children in a Swansea community have been treated to a brand new play area.

rees row play area

Rees Row Park, directly opposite Plasmarl Primary School, is the latest to benefit from the city wide £7m play upgrade programme which has also recently seen three other play areas upgraded at Manselton Park in Manselton, Jersey Park in Port Tenant and Yalton play area in West Cross.

Plasmarl primary school children helped cut the red ribbon at the gates of the new park before rushing in to have fun on the new accessible equipment.

It means more than 50 neighbourhoods around the city have now benefited from the play areas renewal project, that typically include facilities for disabled youngsters such as flush roundabouts, wide slides, basket swings and communication boards.

Climbing frames, trampolines and multiplay units are also often featured in play areas as part of the council's ongoing to get children playing in their neighbourhoods.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: "It's great news that these communities can enjoy free family time together and just in time for half-term too."

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: "We want to support as many accessible play opportunities as possible in local communities. That's why we've consulted with parents, carers and disabled children's advocates on what they would like to see in their local play area."

He added: "We made our play areas pledge a council policy commitment because we saw just how important they were to young families and children as a free place to go during the cost of living crisis.

"Our views are backed up by play charities and other organisations who say it's critically-important for children's mental as physical health that they have access to safe, quality places to play and socialise with friends and family."

Since the start of the play areas programme communities across Swansea have seen investment in areas including Mayhill, West Cross, Garnswllt, Bonymaen, Mawr, Grovesend, Penclawdd and Birchgrove.

To find out more about the council's biggest ever investment in play areas go to:

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