Council reopens children’s play areas

03/07/2020, PR-9460

​Wakefield Council is reopening all of its play areas from tomorrow (4 July) in response to the latest Government guidance.

Children across the district will once again be able to enjoy the play areas from this weekend and the Council are asking parents to supervise their children at all times and do their best to give each other as much space as possible.

It is also vitally important to wash their hands after using the play area and please do not visit if children, or anyone in the household, have any coronavirus symptoms to help everyone stay safe.

Cllr Maureen Cummings at Outwood Park play area
Cllr Maureen Cummings at Outwood Park play area

​Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: "We know how much the district's children have missed playing in our play areas and we're delighted to reopen these for families to enjoy. As we start to lift more restrictions, it is incredibly important that we do this safely and continue to follow the Government's guidance.

"I understand that it is a huge ask of parents to keep children apart but it is everyone's responsibility to follow social distancing guidance to keep people safe and control the spread of the virus."

Everyone is reminded that if they are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if they or anyone in their household are self-isolating, they should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

Residents can find up to date information on the Council's dedicated coronavirus information web page at