Play Areas

Two exciting new play areas have opened following the acquisition of four open spaces by Harpenden Town Council.

We are pleased to announce that two exciting new play areas have opened in Roundwood Lane and Wood End. This announcement follows the Town Council’s acquisition of Roundwood Lane, Wood End, Parva Close and Oakley Road open spaces in March 2022. Each of these locations offer outstanding, accessible green spaces for recreation and enjoyment in Harpenden.

A Public Consultation, launched last July, received unprecedented numbers of responses reflecting the importance of Roundwood Lane and Wood End playgrounds to local residents. Renovations took into account the considerable number of opinions and ideas, and both locations were allocated £80K by The Council. Both the Wood End and Roundwood Lane playgrounds have been re-developed to an exceptionally high standard.

The contract for the Wood End development was awarded to Kompan Limited who designed an area for 0-12 year olds centred around an engaging nature theme that is both fun and educational, pathways have been considerably improved for accessibility, small football goals installed to encourage younger players and additional picnic benches and sensory planting area complete the space.

The Roundwood Lane development, which was awarded to Proludic Limited, required considerable renovation as the previous equipment was tired and outdated. Designers focused on exciting and diverse play equipment suitable for children of 6 months – 12 years old, accessibility with improved pathways and increased picnic and bench seating areas (including a bench outside the playground boundary for dog walkers).

The Town Mayor of Harpenden, Councillor Lisa Scriven commented, "We are thrilled that The Town Council has been able to make significant improvements so quickly after this acquisition. Our thanks to residents and allotment holders for their understanding and support while the work has been undertaken, and special thanks to Wood End School, with infectious enthusiasm for the new playground, who allowed access to the site."

The day to day management of the four spaces will fall to the Town Council’s Green Spaces Team who will continue its strong commitment to enhancing biodiversity and natural beauty and its focus on maintaining and enhancing its diverse green areas.

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