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March 2023

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Published on 2 March 2023

Revamped Ashburton Play Park reopens

Part of the refurbished Ashburton Road Play Park
Part of the refurbished Ashburton Road Play Park

Children will be able to enjoy the £150,000 revamp of the Figure of 8 Ashburton Road Play Park in Newton Abbot when it reopens at 1 pm on Friday (3 March). 

The refurbished play area now has three distinct zones – a toddlers starter bike track for 0 to 5 year olds, a toddler zone for 1 to 5 year olds, and a junior zone for 6 to12 year olds.   

A new pump park for wheel sport activities for older children has been installed and improvements have also been made to the ball area.   

The refurbishment has been made possible by money provided by developers under sect 106 planning agreements and the work has been carried out by Forte Trailscapes Ltd, Outdoor Play UK, Priestwood Vision and our grounds maintenance contractors Idverde. 

Executive member for Leisure and Green Spaces, Cllr John Nutley who will formally open the play park on Friday said: “I am delighted that we have been able to reopen this play park which has been transformed in the past few months. I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to transform the area and make it such a great place for children to play in. 

“We hope that children will enjoy the new equipment and that everyone will make sure it remains a safe and enjoyable place for people to visit.”