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Monkey Park Play Area - Chesterfield BC

October 20, 2020

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.

Monkey Park Before
Before pictures of Monkey Park

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

Chesterfield Council Design
The Wicksteed design for Chesterfield Borough Council

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.

Monkey Park 3
New trail at Monkey Park

The new play area has gone down well with local residents and the Friends Group have been delighted with new equipment.

Castle Unit Monkey Park
Castle Multi-Play Unit at Monkey Park
Monkey Park Ground Graphic
Monkey Park Game
Teacup Twister at Monkey Park
Teacup Twister Roundabout
Monkey Park Swings
2x bay swings at Monkey Park

Client: Chesterfield Borough Council
Project: Monkey Park
Budget: £57,000
Contact: John Ramsey

Start date: January 2020
Completion: February 2020
Address: Chesterfield Borough Council
PO Box 721, Town Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
S40 9LB

Written by: Andy Prentice
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