Wakefield Council brings new play area to Knottingley

​Wakefield Council has installed a new play area for local children at The Wharf Estate, off Pottery Lane, in Knottingley.

The Council carried out a consultation with over 400 local households and found that a new play area was needed in the area.

Funded through £50,000 from a planning agreement with the building developer Barrett Homes Ltd, the new play area boasts a toddler zone and a junior zone with a variety of play equipment. There is also seating and a footpath through the area, secured with self-closing gates.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's cabinet member for the Environment and Communities, said: "This will be a great asset to the local community and will give children somewhere they can be safe and active outdoors."

Equipment for toddlers includes a multi-play unit, a see-saw and additional pieces for educational play and puzzles. Older children are able to enjoy a climbing unit with slides, as well as a roundabout. Extra activities include Hopscotch and counting games displayed on the new footpath.

The new playground has been designed to maximise the space available and fit in with local surroundings. Equipment is in muted green and yellow colours to complement the local environment and yellow brickwork of the surrounding households.