The new playground at Lightwater Country Park has officially opened.

After an £80k makeover, the fantastic new facility was opened on Friday 8 November at a ceremony at the playground’s new location next to the cafe.

The new playground features two multiplay units, pick up sticks climbing frame, activity net, various swings including a basket swing, an agility trail, musical babel drum and a ‘rock ‘n bowl’ roundabout.

The winning Wicksteed design was chosen following an extensive consultation held by SHBC earlier this year, including local children, followed by a public vote.

This playground was refurbished as part of a wider Play Area Improvement Scheme across Surrey Heath, worth £650,000 over three years.

Other play areas refurbished so far include Cheylesmore Park, Camberley, Frimley Lodge Park, Briar Avenue, Lightwater and Evergreen Road, Frimley.

Further playgrounds earmarked for improvement through the scheme include Old Dean Recreation Ground, Camberley.

Lightwater Country Park is a 59-hectare area of predominately heathland habitat, which also features ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. The heathland within the Country Park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and as such is an important area of high conservation value.

The park is home to a wide variety of birds, animals, insects and plant life. Facilities and features of the park include walking trails, grazing livestock, fishing, a cafe, educational service, tennis courts, sports pitches and a leisure centre.

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