Rake Gate play area has officially reopened today with new upgraded facilities, designed for children of all ages and abilities.

The newly refurbished play area includes a new multi play unit with climbing ropes, a slide, a large dish roundabout, cradle swings and a springer.  
The equipment has been installed on a new multi coloured rubber safety surface and is surrounded by new fencing and 2 self closing gates. 
The surrounding area has also been freshly re-turfed and new trees have been planted. 
Ross Cook, Director of City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “I’m pleased to see improvements have been made to enable children of all ages and abilities to play and enjoy the outdoors. 
“It’s important we invest in our play areas to encourage more families and children to take advantage of the city’s excellent outdoor facilities and we hope people are happy with the improved facilities at Rake Gate play area and enjoy other outdoor activities the city has to offer.” 
Marie Lane, Chair of the Rake Gate Tenants and Residents association said: “Our Tenants and Residents Association worked closely with the city council to design the new play area. We had a vision for the playground, and I’m delighted to say the council have delivered beyond our expectations.  
“We are so pleased residents are happy with the new design and its lovely to see children enjoying their new playground. 
“It just goes to show how collaborate working can enable communities to have a say in what they want. 
“I would like to say a huge thank you to the city council for making Rake Gate play area an exciting place for children to visit and enjoy.” 
Bright and educational floor graphics will be added in a few weeks' time as an addition to the new facility.