New play area opens in Falmouth park
A brand new £200,000 play area in a Falmouth park has been given a resounding thumbs-up by parents and children alike.
Featuring an array of swings, slides and climbing frames Kimberley Park play area has been four years in the making and is a joint project between the Kimberley Park Association - that came up with ideas for the scheme - and the town council, which manages the park.
Various corporate sponsors, community groups and fundraisers were also involved.
Janey Davis, from the association, described the opening on the Saturday before Christmas as an “amazing morning” that showed just how special the park is.
She said: “Even in the cold wet weather people came to see the park and it was full of children playing.
“We’re all pleased that people can get in there and enjoy it now – hopefully it will be as much fun with a bit of sunshine and less mud!”
The bad weather did take its toll on the rain soaked ground over the first few days and when Donna Collins visited with her young daughter she described it as a “mud bath” but Emma Keppel “went well prepared,” she said, “with wellies, but we forgot the spare clothes!”
As well as a fenced area for toddlers that can boast a bespoke “mini-docks” in the sand pit, the play area also features a more open space for older kids to roam free over wave-like hills - reminiscent of the popular children’s TV show “Teletubbies.”
A sensory trail, play sculptures and miniature willow woodland all add to the park’s myriad attractions and more is to come in the spring when three playful automatons will be installed ready for a springtime party.
Falmouth 14-year-old Kay Leigh was certainly impressed. “I went to the park and got covered in mud, but it was worth it,” she said.
“It looks amazing – a really good job.”