Miles Hill Children’s Playground
Love Leeds Parks were delighted to contribute funding to the Miles Hill (Hill Top) scheme to rejuvenate a children’s playground.
Delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council Parks & Countryside, the Inner North East Locality Team and the Chapel Allerton Ward Councillors, the scheme had direct input from local residents in its design and requirements, through extensive consultations.
Feedback from local residents stated that the new play equipment should not only cater for children of different age groups, but also include more imaginative informal play features, as well as the removal of perimeter fencing and gates.
The 23 year old children’s playground was updated to meet these requirements and included the following:
- 2 toddler swings,
- a dual swing and a ‘you and me’ swing,
- a toddler multi-play unit,
- a play house,
- 2 music play panels,
- 2 springers and a 4-way springer; a spinner,
- carousel roundabout with bars,
- 2 junior swings and a group swing,
- New wet-pour safety surfacing,
- imaginative play mounds,
- 2 viewing binoculars, and
- extensive thermoplastic play markings.
An official opening by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Asghar Khan was held on the afternoon of Friday 15th October 2021.
Love Leeds Park chair, Lynda Kitching stated “this was a happy event! The refurbished playground is colourful, with new equipment, and attractive to all ages. The Lord Mayor of Leeds (Cllr Asghar Khan) performed the opening by cutting the ribbon, accompanied by the area’s Councillors, Eileen Taylor, Jane Dowson and Mohammed Rafique. There was a real buzz as many local people came along from the houses nearby, plus representatives from the police and fire service.
The fine weather afforded us the most amazing 180-degree view of Leeds, and future plans are to include a ‘What can you see?’ information board, plus benches and picnic tables from which to enjoy the view.“
The Love Leeds Parks contribution joined additional funding from Wades, Unity, Leeds City Council and Groundwork who also project managed the work.
The park will now be enjoyed by the 2000 local residents and especially the children in the area.