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Play area reopens in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

A Lichfield park has reopened after being closed as part of a £3.9million makeover.

Beacon Park’s under fives play area has been completed in time for the Easter break after being moved nearer to the pool.

The area now features new swings, sandpits, climbing rocks and a spiral trail, as well as the relocated train, springy chickens and rocking horse.

The remainder of the older children’s play area, including the mini car track and swings on a frame, is also now finished and open.

Richard King, strategic director of democratic, development and legal services at Lichfield District Council, said:

“We’re delighted to fully open Beacon Park’s play areas in time for the Easter break, and we know lots of fun will be had here for many years to come. But, if you’re coming to the enclosed play area, don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade to play in the sand!”

The new playground was built as part of Lichfield District Council’s and Lichfield City Council’s multi-million pound project to transform key historic parks in Lichfield, which also includes the Garden of Remembrance and Minster Pool and Walk.

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1 Comment

  1. Steve Ward

    19th April, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    As some one that has truly grown up in lichfield I have been visiting Beacon park for nearly 40years. I now have 2 sons and was really looking forward to the new revamp…….what a total let down. I have been speaking to a lot of parents and we all share the same opinion, where has the money been spent, quite obviously not the play equipment some rocks and fallen tree and a couple of other small piece. all the rest has been painted the basket ball court hasn’t even been resurfaced/repainted, and the quality of the finish is terrible. Who in their right mind has sanctioned the path ways to made of something that will graze the skin straight of a child like sand paper, and when it gets wet turns to a sludge that get everywhere, it’s not even been leveled correctly. I could go one and I am hoping that many other disgruntled residents of Lichfield and the surrounding area will join me it making as much fuss as possible in the vain hope that the council for once admit they have made a supreme cock up. There is word of a face book page being set up, something needs to be done 4million quid spent on what?