13/01/2021

New play boat at Churchill Gardens

Salisbury City Council is pleased to announce the installation of an exciting new boat play unit at Churchill Gardens.

The original boat play unit (seen below) had been in place for several years and was enjoyed by many children. With the river set behind the play park and the sea cadets building close by, it’s always been a great piece of equipment for imaginative play and fitted in well with its natural surroundings. For this reason it was important to choose a similar piece of equipment as a replacement.

Old play boat at Churchill Gardens

Companies were invited to submit their designs and in October 2020 Salisbury residents chose their favourite design on Salisbury City Council’s Facebook page. The winning design, created by Proludic Ltd, is aimed at children aged 3. Much like the old one, it is adventure boat themed and includes a climbing net, slide and imaginative play among other things.

We are pleased to announce that they have now finished the work and the play unit has now been installed at Churchill Gardens.

The Chairman of the Council’s Service Committee, Councillor Sven Hocking said: "I am delighted the new adventure boat is in place for residents to enjoy and demonstrates the City Council’s continuing commitment to investing in our children’s play areas. Our play parks are still open at present but please could I request of parents that, given the ongoing coronavirus situation, they sanitise their children's hands before using the equipment.”

It’s hoped that the equipment will be well used over the coming years and enjoyed by future generations.

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