Choose your favourite design for Coley play area

News from Reading Borough Council

Help the council choose from six exciting new play area designs for Coley Recreation Ground. The consultation runs from 13 February to 20 March and you are encouraged to vote on your favourite design. View the six designs and have your say.

The council has earmarked Coley Recreation Ground for a £200,000 refresh of its existing playground as part of our ongoing major investment across Reading’s parks.

Coley Recreation Ground is a very popular park with a range of facilities including an outdoor gym, tennis courts, an artificial cricket wicket and a children’s play area, which is nearing the end of its life and needs updating.

Leading specialist companies have been invited to compete to redesign the playground and six entries have been shortlisted that offer an exciting mix of equipment, including equipment accessible to all ages and mobility levels. The refurbished play area will also have a new surface to enable access for children and carers using mobility aids such as wheelchairs and walking frames.

Once the consultation is completed the results from the public consultation will form a significant part of the final selection of the winning design, which will also include consultation with the Reading Access and Disabilities Working Group and assessments on value for money and technical competency.

The winning design will be announced in May and work will start during the summer of 2023.

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