Play is a very important part of children's development. Learning to cooperate and play with others, using imagination and experiencing excitement and challenges help young people in their preparation for school and adult life.
Our playgrounds have a wide variety of equipment offering many interesting play possibilities to local children and young visitors.
- Larger playgrounds (for children up to 15 years) offer more elaborate equipment which is set out separately to appeal to different age groups. There is often a tarmac area with goal and basketball net and a Youth Shelter. A few also have multi activity areas with items such as climbing walls.
- Smaller Community playgrounds (for children up to 12 years) are often located in housing estates, offering simple equipment specifically designed for children under the age of 12.
- Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA'S) are fenced, hard surfaced court areas for football and basket ball and have floodlighting to allow play until 10pm.
- Inclusive - wheelchair accessible playgrounds: Many of our playgrounds offer play for youngsters with disabilities. Some sites have level rubber surfacing to assist with wheelchair access. There are brightly coloured decorative play panels with 'feely' patterns to assist those with visual difficulties and all of our sites offer the opportunity for children of all abilities to play together. Entrance gates are painted in bright colours to aid and guide visitors and we provide seating for the use of carers and supervising adults. Our newer playgrounds offer the best facilities these are all highlighted in red.
List of playgrounds by ward. Clicking on the name of the playground will help you 'Find it on the map'.