New play park ready for opening

The new play area at Hartfields in Middle Warren.
The new play area at Hartfields in Middle Warren.

A NEW play park in one of Hartlepool’s largest housing estates will be officially opened this weekend.

The Middle Warren play area and neighbourhood park will be unveiled by the town’s deputy ceremonial mayor Councillor Kevin Cranney.

The play park, located in Crocus Gardens off Osprey Way, is home to a wide range of play equipment for children of all ages including an enclosed multi-games area, swings, climbing frames and a 40 metre zip-wire. A bandstand, walkways, landscaping, disabled access and car parking are all incorporated into the area.

Coun Cranney will open the park this Saturday, May 10 at 11am. That will be followed by a free action-packed fun day until 2pm which will feature balloon modelling, a magician, tombola and face painting. Cleveland Fire Brigade will also be in attendance and food and refreshments will be on offer.

Coun Cranney said: “I am looking forward to opening the new play area and neighbourhood park which I am sure is going to be a much-welcomed amenity for local children and families.

“It is a major new facility for the area and I sincerely hope that lots of people come along for the opening to try out the new equipment and enjoy the wide range of attractions on offer.”

The impressive new community facility has been funded by housing developer Leebell and built by construction firm NEDCO. Representatives from the firm and Hartlepool Borough Council will be joined at the event by local residents Aileen and Rob Kendon who organised a petition to seek support for the new park.