Accessibility at Grove Ferry Picnic Site
Our play area will soon be replaced with brand-new exciting and interactive equipment, thanks to funding of £150,000 from Public Health COVID-19 recovery fund. Delivered by contractors Eibe, the play area will include several carefully considered inclusive elements such as:
- easy access paths
- access ramps
- play equipment
- an extra wide slide
- an in-ground inclusive roundabout suitable for wheelchairs
- a trim-trail
- low level games
- plenty of imaginative play with a galleon climbing ship
- an additional fenced picnic area with seating.
The play area will also be resurfaced with recycled, rubber ‘Wetpour’ safety surfacing. The all-weather, impact absorbing surfacing helps prevent injuries while children are playing.
All of the improvements have been designed to improve free access to health and wellbeing activities and to stimulate challenging, creative and sociable play. The work is due to be completed by the end of May 2022 and complements the stunning walks and countryside along picturesque banks of the Great Stour River.