Improvements to play areas and parks underway

Astley Park Destination play area update
Astley Park Destination play area update

Play areas across Chorley are undergoing major revamps to help improve recreational facilities for children.

As part of Chorley Council’s five-year plan, play equipment in a number of parks will be improved while new facilities are also being built.

Designs for the play areas have been produced in consultation with children, parents and skate-park groups.

All the work on the play areas is expected to be completed in time for summer.

Coun Bev Murray, who has responsibility for play and recreational facilities at Chorley Council, said: “Residents have been telling us that they want better play facilities for children across the Chorley borough and we have listened to their suggestions.

“By the time summer arrives, children will certainly have lots of choice on where to play.

“We want to ensure that everyone across the borough has the opportunity to access good recreational facilities and these recent developments are just the start of a programme of investment in our parks, playing pitches and open spaces.”

Jubilee Recreation Ground in Adlington has seen new equipment installed in the last month, while Stansted Road Rec will be improved in the coming weeks.

Work is also well under way on the Royalists and Roundheads-themed play area in Astley Park.

The next phase of the redevelopment of Rangletts Recreation Ground, on Duke Street, Chorley is also in progress as designs have been revealed for the new skate park.

Contractors are already making vast improvements to a new multi-use games area on the rec and once that is finished work will start on the skate park in the summer. The skate park is expected to be ready in September.