As part of our major investment across Reading’s parks, Prospect Park, has been earmarked for a new playground, and we are inviting local residents to help choose a design for the new play area.
The refurbishment is seen as a priority and the major £530,000 investment will provide exciting new features as well as interesting accessible equipment for a wide range of children of all abilities, and relocate the existing playground closer to car parking and away from the large veteran oaks.
We invited several leading specialist companies to put forward their designs for the refurbishment of the playground, which have all been shortlisted for public consultation.
All design options offer an exciting mix of equipment, including a large junior multi-unit with an access ramp and a tube slide, inclusive roundabouts, swings, seesaws, spinners, zip wires, sensory areas and play panels, alongside a toddler multi-unit.
Residents from all parts of Reading are encouraged to vote on their favourite from a choice of four exciting designs here, between Monday 14 March and Friday 22 April 2022: Vote on the design you prefer
The winning design will be announced at the end of April 2022, with works expected to begin in August. The refurbishment will form part of the major development at Prospect Park, alongside the new play activity hub within the Prospect Park Pavilion, due to open during the spring, making this an exciting new destination for activities, entertainment and learning for families and children from across Reading and beyond. .