Face painting, music and ice cream were the order of the day at the official opening of a new children’s play park at Hastings Gardens, New Hartley which took place on Saturday 1 June.
The new park, fencing and decorative planting have been funded by Seaton Valley Council together with a contribution from Cllr. Susan Dungworth’s NCC member’s small schemes fund.
The park has been created on a parcel of under used land that has stood redundant for over 30 years.
Cllr. Susan Dungworth cut the ribbon to open the park and said “ever since I became a Councillor I have wanted to see this piece of land brought back into use. I hope the park provides many hours of enjoyment for the children that use it and provides a lovely space for parents to sit and chat while their children play”.
The youngest visitor on the day, 1 day old Polly Guthrey was heard to say ‘I can’t wait until I’m old enough to play on that slide’.
The pictures below show the young people and their families enjoying the new play equipment and the activities at the opening event (click on the image to enlarge).