Thumbs up for new Russell Park play area
Local school children have given their seal of approval to a
brand new playground in the heart of Bedford.
The new adventure play area in Russell Park was officially
opened earlier today by the children from nearby Castle Lower
School as well as Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson and
Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, Councillor
The new playground is on the site of the former play area in the
north east corner of the park and offers far more activities for
children aged 3 and up. The Council constructed the improved
facilities for children in the area using funding from nearby
developments, and the playground has been shaped by extensive
consultation with park users.
Speaking after today’s launch event, Mayor of Bedford Borough,
Dave Hodgson, said: “The new Russell Park play area was designed
and built following extensive public consultation and it was great
to see so many children out enjoying the new facilities.
“The play area was designed and built on time and on budget and
it provides even more opportunities for young people to enjoy
themselves. I am sure it will prove to be a very popular site for
Councillor Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community
and Regulatory Services, added: “The former play area on Russell
Park was 25 years old and despite still being very popular was
ready for an upgrade.
“This brand new play area is a significant improvement on what
was available previously and has also been opened well in time for
what we hope will be a warm spring and summer in Bedford Borough,
which includes the upcoming Kite Festival and River