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Woking Park Play Area Refurbishment

by willforster on 4 July, 2014

Woking Park Play Area

Woking Borough Council will start the long awaited refurbishment of the Woking Park play area next week.

The Council consulted local residents some time ago on the idea of improving and extending the play area – and drew up an ambitious play to completely refurbish the well-used play area.

The refurbishment works include extending the play area site by reinforcing the embankment by the Pool in the Park to bring these areas back into use as part of the play area.  Following a motion to Council from my Lib Dem colleague, Councillor Liam Lyons – there will also be an additional fenced ‘dog free’ picnic area adjacent to the play area.

Clearly it is far from ideal for Woking Park’s play area to be unavailable due to refurbishment during the school summer holidays – I understand the work will take up to 17 weeks, so the play area should be reopened in early November 2014.


6 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    So the park will be ready just in time for winter!!!!why wasn’t it all started sooner to be ready for the summer holidays????? Ridiculous if you ask me

  2. Jason says:

    Ok, so today is early November.
    The Park play area still isn’t ready to be opened soon.
    There’s a top head count of 4 workmen on the site at any one point in time.
    Any idea of the new ETA?

    • willforster says:

      Hello Jason,

      The Council have admitted that the refurbishment of the play area in Woking Park is running slightly behind schedule, yes.

      Due to some issues behind the scenes and bad weather during construction, the refurbished play area is now meant to open on Saturday 22nd November.

      Hope that information is helpful,


  3. Lianne says:

    I took my young children to the playground today and was shocked at the state of the pavements- they have turned into sandy bogs at the smallest splattering of rain and both boys were filthy by the end of the morning. I am sincerely hoping the pavements are temporary and will be replaced with something more appropriate?

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