Holloway children enjoy improved playground over half term
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Children big and small have been exploring a secret path, climbing into logs and balancing on beams in a Holloway park, following a major playground revamp.
The play area in Dalmeny Park, Dalmeny Road, has reopened ready for school half-term holidays, giving families in Holloway the latest innovations in natural play.
The new equipment, chosen in consultation with nearby children, includes a low level walkway between trees, secret paths and a swale mound with balance beams. Playground improvements also include a sand pit and basket swing.
Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council’s executive member for environment and transport said, “We are committed to ensuring children can go out and play in a safe and exciting environment especially as less than one in ten homes in the borough has a garden.
“This new play equipment has been selected in consultation with local children, by families, for families to use and allows children to play creatively near their homes.”
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The new play features were funded by section 106 money – income the council secured from new housing developments in the borough to improve local facilities – and topped up with money from local initiative funding, which is allocated by ward councillors.
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