Ford Park in Ulverston is delighted to announce that the newly installed fully inclusive play area will be open to the public from Saturday 28th May 2022, when it will be officially opened by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman.

The playground was made possible with a grant of £100,000 from FCC Communities Foundation and a generous contribution from Coordination Group Publication (CGP) Ltd. The new playground will provide inclusive play equipment for all children, including opportunities for toddlers too.

The new play area has been designed to be ensure children can enjoy the equipment safely and the ground has been covered with a new bark effect which uses 100% recycled tyres to make it safe and cushioned for any tumbles.

We invite all members of the community to join us with their children to celebrate the opening [please arrive 10.45am] and of course be the first to use the play equipment

Chief Executive Jill Salmon quoted ‘this is another step for Ford Park in providing a more accessible play area for all those in Ulverston and beyond who have come to love the beautiful open-air space and woodland’. ‘ We are also delighted to have worked with local playground manufacturer Playdale who have helped us realise this project

Chair of Trustees Shirley-Anne Wilson added “We are so thrilled and delighted to be opening our new inclusive play area for all children and families to enjoy. We thank the residents of Ulverston for continuing to support Ford Park and their help with all our efforts to maintain this wonderful green community space which we are so lucky to have’’.

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation Local Grant Manager said: ‘it is great to see a project we have funded open and ready to be used by local children. We hope it helps to create much joy over the coming years, and a special thank you to everyone involved for your hard work and commitment to deliver this fantastic project.’ 

Ford Park sits in the shadow of Hoad Hill and is a jewel in Ulverston’s crown offering as it does 8 acres of glorious green space in the urban heart of the town.

The parkland is 100% Charity funded, so gets no public money allocated and its aim is to provide a free to visit experience to relax, picnic, shop and eat at the nursey and Base Café.

Made up of trustees, members, volunteers and supporters, Ford Park Community Group continues to develop the park for future generations. Please contact Phil.robinson@ford-park.org.uk on 01229 580666

For more information on Ford Park, please visit our website www.ford-park.org.uk


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