04 June 2010

A new play area at Northamptonshire County Council’s Sywell Country Park is set to be officially opened this weekend (Saturday 5th June).

The new Filter Bed play area has a sand and water play theme as well as traditional play equipment including swings, slides and a play ship and has been named after its location - the sunken filter bed that was part of the original Edwardian waterworks at Sywell Country Park.

It has been created following feedback from visitors about the old play area in the park, which was rundown and had limited play equipment.

Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, county council cabinet member for customers and communities said: “We listened to feedback received from people who visited Sywell Country Park and they told us that they wanted a new play area, so that’s exactly what we have provided.

“We are pleased with the results and I’m certain that the Filter Bed will be enjoyed by hundreds of families and children of all ages. In fact, I know my own children can’t wait to try out the new play area and have some fun.”

Sywell Country Park is one of Northamptonshire County Council’s five award-winning country parks. It offers a 4km reservoir walk, a visitor centre and shop, an arboretum and much more. For more information about any of the parks visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk