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Temporary play area coming to Lichfield’s Beacon Park

One of the play areas in Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

One of the old play areas in Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

A temporary play zone is opening at Lichfield’s Beacon Park so children can play away while work to create a new play area takes place.

The park is getting a makeover as part of Lichfield District Council’s and Lichfield City Council’s transformation of Beacon Park, the Garden of Remembrance and Minster Pool and Walk.

Plans for the play area include a brand new under 5s playground, with covered sandpits and natural play areas, and an older children’s play area with new equipment such as natural climbing areas and a whirlwind roundabout.

However, because the transformation is taking place this summer, the new play area will not be open in time for the summer holidays, so the temporary play zone is opening next to the main play area.

Councillor Val Richards, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said:

“Beacon Park has always been one of the favourite destinations for children to visit over the summer holidays. Because we don’t want them to miss out, we will be opening a temporary play zone towards the end of July. We know the new play area will be worth the wait, and hope children enjoy the temporary play zone in the meantime.”

The council’s leisure team will also be holding organised play activities every week day at Beacon Park (starting on July 26 and running every weekday until September 3), from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

The sessions will be led by play leaders, and will include parachute and circle games, sports equipment for cricket, football and hockey, and play equipment including giant Jenga, and trucks and diggers for fun in the sand.

To see the full programme of summer activities taking place at Beacon Park, visit

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