Winning Design for new Cintra Park Playground Announced
- The contract for the refurbishment of Cintra Park Children's Playground in south Reading has been awarded to HAGS after receiving 60% of the votes in a public consultation.
- The planned £85k refurbishment will include improved access into and around the playground itself and is due to be completed in Spring 2021
READING Council have announced the winning design for the refurbishment of the Children’s Playground in Cintra Park, south Reading.
An online consultation which ran from the 14th December 2020 – 6th January 2021 allowed local residents to vote for their preferred design.
The consultation was advertised via the Council’s social media platforms, local media and signs within Cintra Park. Pupils and their parents at local primary schools and nurseries were also consulted.
The winning design, Option 1 by HAGS, received 60% of the votes.
The planned £85k refurbishment will include improved access into and around the playground itself and is due to be completed in Spring 2021.
Children of all ages and abilities will benefit from the installation of a mix of equipment, including a see-saw, trampoline, two new multi-units - including slides and a zip line – as well as a catapult, rope swing and vibrant floor graphics.
There will also be an inclusive roundabout, an inclusive 4-way springer, a sensory game and panels, and the two multi-units have increased accessibility.
The new mix of equipment within the playground will promote aerobic activity, coordination, social interaction, sensory play, balance, teamwork and communication.
Cllr Karen Rowland, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Culture, Heritage and Recreation, said:
“I’m delighted to announce the winning design which proved to be the favourite choice of the local residents and their children.
“Understanding what our children want in terms of play spaces just makes common sense, and I’m really pleased we’ve been able to ensure this by engaging local school children in voting for their favourite design and to be able to make such a significant investment into Cintra Park.
“I have also been delighted that our Accessible Play Group was able to weigh in on the designs, ensuring that this playground is as inclusive as it can be for children and carers with accessibility issues. Ensuring all our residents safe, accommodating quality places to play is a top priority.”
The Council will now begin working with HAGS to bring the design to life and take on board any comments received throughout the consultation process.
The winning scheme can be viewed here: www.reading.gov.uk/cintra-park