Playmazing new play area at Selston Country Park

February 2024

A new adventure-style play area is now open at Selston Country Park in time for the February half-term.

Ashfield District Council have installed the new equipment as part of their wider £130,000 investment into Selston Country Park. The timber framed play area centres around a contemporary climbing tree, suitable for ages 6+, which features challenging ropes, bridges, and balance beams to encourage skill development.

The other equipment caters to all ages from balancing waterlilies for 2 years +, a double balance beam for 3 years+, a crawling pyramid for ages 4+, springees, seesaw, and swings.

Elsewhere on Selston Country Park, the popular Selston Café in the Park is currently under renovation, to allow the business to accommodate more customers. An opening event will be planned for both the café and the new play area, details will be announced on the Council’s social media and website in the coming weeks.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council, said: “The new play equipment at Selston Country Park is fantastic and something a bit different to our other play areas. The natural wood and unique shapes allow children to build confidence, and social skills whilst playing. We are proud to be investing in parks and open spaces across the District to allow generations of families, residents and visitors to enjoy Ashfield as a destination."

Cllr David Martin, Chairman of Selston Parish Council, said: “Selston Country Park is one of the many jewels in Ashfield’s crown and we are ensuring that it is future-proof. This includes the refurbishment of the café which is testament to the enormous success that Susanne has made of the business in the park.”

To complement the new play equipment, a new accessible footpath has been created to ensure everyone can enjoy the country park and play area.

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