Ford Parks fantastic new community playground


Case Study: Ford Park

Client: Ford Park Community Group

Location: Ulverston, Cumbria

 

“We were delighted to work with Playdale, a local company. We love the look of the playground as it fits perfectly within our parkland setting. The Playdale team from initial liaison, to design to installation were great to work with and very attentive to our needs. Our focal point was always available and kept us routinely up to date and truly went above and beyond. The playground, now open, is very busy and is being enjoyed by the local families and visitors alike and we have been overwhelmed by positive feedback from the community.” Jill Salmon, Ford Park

Ford Park in Cumbria’s beautiful market town of Ulverston is the beating heart of the community. Set on nine acres of green space, the project includes a kitchen garden community project and a restaurant that serves homemade and locally sourced produce from the on-site kitchen garden.

Ford Park had long desired to widen their facilities to be more inclusive for all and a new playground was an exciting step towards this goal.

There was real need for a playground that would  blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings and cater for a wider range of ages and abilities incorporating the existing mound into the playground design.

Timber Snake Swing

Inclusive Orbit

Boogie Woogie Plus from our junior Jukebox Plus range

The playground was officially opened by The Lord-Lieutenant and Her Majesty The Queens representative of Cumbria, Claire Hensman. Members of #Team Playdale were also in attendance, including Playground Designer Catherine Courtman who put together the proposal for the new playground and Contracts Manager, Mick O’Doherty who oversaw its installation.

Hard work from The Ford Park Community Group & local businesses has culminated in a fantastic new community play area that they can be proud of and that children will enjoy for many years to come.

If you are looking for playground inspiration, we are here to offer a helping hand. Click here to request a copy of our latest catalogue today.

 


    Related articles

    The Ultimate Guide to Environmental Play
    Wednesday, 24th April 2024

    Environmental play Through environmental play, children can learn and grow by engaging with the elements of nature, fostering creativity, curiosity, and sensory experiences. This hands-on experience with the world around them stimulates cognitive development, physical activity, emotional well-being, and social skills, providing a holistic approach to childhood development that’s both fun and educational. What is […]

    The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Classrooms
    Wednesday, 20th March 2024

    In the ever-evolving landscape of education, schools are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance the outdoor learning experience for students. One approach gaining popularity is the concept of taking lessons outdoors and the outdoor classrooms. What is an outdoor classroom? An outdoor classroom provides primary schools and nurseries with practical, covered spaces for outdoor learning, […]

    Playdale’s President Recognised for Award
    Wednesday, 31st January 2024

    Barry Leahey MBE, President of Playdale Playground has been honoured with a prestigious 20-year Long Service Award for his exceptional leadership, resilience, and unwavering dedication to the business. In 2004 Barry joined the Playdale team as Marketing and Sales Director,  leading an unparalleled transformation that catapulted the company from challenges to worldwide prominence. His strategic […]