Monkey Park Play Area - Chesterfield BC
Wicksteed was awarded the tender for Monkey Park in January 2020. The tender process was through Chesterfield Council but the Friends of Monkey Park Group were involved throughout from the initial consultations through to the final design evaluations. The project value was £48,000 and the installation was completed in July 2020.
The play area was in a poor state and desperately needed upgrading. The Friends Group were active from the outset and were keen to upgrade the play area with equipment for toddlers through to ten-year-olds.
New Play opportunities
There was an opportunity to extend the play area which allowed Wicksteed to create toddler and junior zones and install additional equipment. Wicksteed installed a Little Miss Muffet multi-play unit with accessible ramp, cradle swings, Teacup Twister and a shop panel and also included a thermographic of a monkey style number game.
Our Playground design
The areas were separated by an activity trail which included low-level wet pour mounds, balance beams, bridges and stepping posts. The junior area has flat seat and basket swings, a two-tower multiplay unit from Wicksteed’s Castle range and a Surfboard.
The new play area has gone down well with local residents and the Friends Group have been delighted with new equipment.
Client: Chesterfield Borough Council
Project: Monkey Park
Contact: John Ramsey
Start date: January 2020
Completion: February 2020
Address: Chesterfield Borough Council
PO Box 721, Town Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire