04 Nov 2016

Leisure, Arts, Culture and Events

New play area to open in Hartcliffe

A new playground will be officially opened in south Bristol next week.

The brand new Willmott Park play area in Hartcliffe, which will open its gates next Tuesday (November 8), has been built thanks to money from the local Neighbourhood Partnership.

There will be plenty of activities for children to take part in at the opening, including den making, games and school competitions. And there will also be free ice creams and goody bags.

A tree will be planted by Councillor Asher Craig, as part of the One Tree Per Child scheme.

Cllr Craig said: “It is fantastic that we are able to provide this brilliant new play facility for the people of Hartcliffe and the surrounding areas.

“One Tree Per encourages children to get outside and connect with their environment, and it is important to provide fun and inspiring play equipment for them as well.

“We are going to have great fun on Tuesday, and I would encourage all families with young children to come along and join us and meet other members of the local community.”

One Tree Per Child Bristol is teaching children about the benefits of trees and aims to plant one tree for every primary school aged child in Bristol. During the first phase of the One Tree Per Child project, the team planted more than 39,000 trees across the city, surpassing the initial target of 36,000 – one for every primary school child in the city.

Over the next four years the team aim to plant 6,000 trees per year, working with reception aged children starting at school.

The park was designed and built, following input from the local community, by contractors HAGS-SMP.

There are plenty of opportunities to help plant trees this winter. For more information, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/onetreeperchild.

The official opening of the park will take place between 1pm-3pm on Tuesday, November 8.