The City Council has been allocated funds through a Section 106 agreement to upgrade the children’s play facilities at Fowlers Park, based on Nine Elms Lane, Park Village.
The new design is based on a blend of modern, vibrant play equipment suitable for children of all ages and abilities. The equipment includes specially designed inclusive equipment which enables both disabled and able bodied children the opportunity to play together.
All existing surfacing will also be replaced with new colourful rubber safety surfacing to sit under the play equipment.
A new ramp with hand rails will also be installed to enable children with disabilities to reach the play area from the park’s perimeter path.
The proposed design of the new play area will be displayed at Coven Lodge, based on Coven Street, and Stratton Street Community Centre from Tuesday 2 July until 26 July for residents to have their say and provide the council with their feedback.
Following the consultation period and consideration of any feedback, a formal tending process will be arranged to select a suitable contractor to implement the design and to carry out the refurbishment works.
Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: “I’m pleased we have been allocated funds to improve the play area 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.
“We hope the public like the planned design and I strongly encourage residents to have their say on what we have planned for children in the area to enjoy.”
To take part in the online consultation please visit Consultation Hub.