New St Annes promenade play area open

Refurbished play area in St Annes Promenade
Refurbished play area in St Annes Promenade

Two months of hard work have finally come to fruition after a £56,000 promenade play area scheme was completed.

Hundreds of children have enjoyed the play area – adjoining the St Annes pitch and putt course – every day since work ended on the project last week.

Fourteen new items of equipment, all with a marine theme, have been fitted while new rubberised surfaces guarantee safety. The items of play equipment include an Octopus springer, a solo dinghy, a Viper five-child swing, a rope climbing frame, a see-saw, a slide, a rocking horse and spinning bowl.

Coun Sue Fazackerley, Fylde Council cabinet member for 1eisure and culture, said: “It’s been a delight to see the children enjoying themselves. We have completely replaced the old equipment with the most modern items possible.

“It all has a seaside theme as almost all the equipment features seashell, fish and starfish motifs.

“Residents and visitors alike will benefit from this play area for many years to come.

“That entire length of prom is really looking the part as palm trees have now been planted in the prom gardens.

“Visitors have been very appreciative – the council’s parks staff have all been thanked by visitors for their efforts in making the area look fantastic for the summer.”