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Summer play bonus for Penlan children

Children in Penlan are enjoying a summer-time play bonus thanks to a new-look play area in Knoyle Park.

It was officially-opened yesterday by council leader Rob Stewart with a little help from the council's play mascot, Jo Joio, who tried out a few of the new rides as well.

The new Knoyle Park play area features a zipline, swings for infants and older children, snail and flower springers and a range of other equipment to keep youngsters happy for hours on end.

The completed project is one of more than 30 schemes springing up all over the city as part of a Swansea Council programme worth more than £2m.

Cllr Stewart said: "Every ward in Swansea is getting at least £36,000 this year so that much-needed play areas can be given a new lease of life.

"The council is working with ward members and the local community to make sure that the equipment youngsters would like is the equipment they get.

"It's brilliant to be here today to see young people enjoying themselves."