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A new generation of play areas for our children

We're investing around £5m in a new generation of children's play areas in wards across the city over the coming year.

They'll be bright, community-friendly and exciting places for young children to play with their friends and family. Features will vary between each area area based on feedback from local families and local councillors but they'll all include some dedicated facilities for disabled children to enjoy as well.

They're being paid for by Swansea Council with support from ward members and, where available, funding from community groups and other organisations, s106 agreements with developers and Welsh Government play sufficiency grants.

Parks and playgrounds being improved

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Finished

Golden Grove Playground

High Street, Grovesend

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • spring toy
  • trampoline
  • inclusive swing units
  • inclusive flush carousel
  • multi activity unit to provide varied play experiences (inclusive, interactive, social etc) for intended user age 3 to 7yrs
  • multi activity unit as above for user age 7 to 12yrs
  •  4m high space net
  • 30m zipwire on the external perimeter of play area

 

Victoria Park

Gors Lane, St Helens SA1 4PQ

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • infant multiplay
  • junior multiplay to provide various high and low play experiences
  • 2 bay set of flat seat swings
  • 2 bay set of swings to include 2 cradle seat swing seat, 1 disabled seat and mother and baby seat
  • ground level wheel chair friendly trampoline
  • flush carousel
  • spring toy
  • various play panels located around the site

The purpose of the enhancement was to complement the existing wheelchair swing so the layout should be to access the area at any one time.

 

Knoyle Playground

Knoyle Street, Penlan SA5 7AY

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • multiplay unit junior (as wide an age range as possible between 8 to 12 yrs)
  • multiplay unit infant (as wide an age range as possible between 3 to 6 yrs)
  • zipline 
  • 2 x springers (snail and flower)
  • four seat springer seesaw
  • inclusive carousel
  • cradle swings
  • flat seat swings
  • basket swing

 

Parc yr Helig Playground

Parc-Yr-Helig Road, Birchgrove SA7 9PL

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • multiplay unit junior (as wide an age range as possible between 8 to 12 yrs)
  • multiplay unit infant (age range between 3 to 7 yrs)
  • cradle and nest swings
  • flat seat with parent and toddler swings
  • play panels 
  • inclusive dish roundabout
  • small trampoline
  • 12m zipwire

 

Cwm Playground

Mansell Road, Bonymaen SA1 7JT

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • new junior multiplay unit
  • four seat springer
  • two play panels
  • 20m zipwire
  • multi use games area (MUGA)
  • new playground gates to the enclosed area

 

Llanyrnewydd Playground

Llanyrnewydd, Penclawdd SA4 3JN

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • multiplay unit toddle/junior (as wide an age range as possible between 3 to 12 yrs)
  • sensory trampoline
  • inclusive springer
  • duo springer seesaw
  • inclusive carousel
  • cradle swing
  • flat seat swing
  • mini trail
  • talk tubes
  • play panels

 

Heol Frank Playground

Land adjacent to community centre, Off Heol Frank, Penlan SA5 7AH

New recreational site to receive a range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • new junior multiplay unit
  • new toddler multiplay unit
  • play panels
  • two swing units incorporating inclusive seating
  • inclusive carousel
  • new playground gates to the enclosed area

 

Heol Las Park

New Road, Birchgrove SA7 9DU

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • zipwire
  • roundabout
  • trampoline
  • double-unit swings
  • see-saw
  • toddlers' climbing unit
  • climbing unit and slide

 

Llansamlet Playground

Church Road, Llansamlet SA7 9RL

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • trampoline
  • see-saw
  • toddlers' climbing unit and slide
  • triple swing unit
  • climbing unit and slide
  • steel seating benches

 

Montana Park

Montana Place, Landore SA1 2QB

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • multiplay unit to suit ages  4-10 with high low play panels
  • single bay swing with 2 swings
  • spring toy
  • spring type multi user seesaw
  • bowl type carousel
  • multi use games area (MUGA)

 

Ravenhill Park

Ravenhill Road, Gendros SA3 5AN

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • pendulum group swing 
  • overhead carousel with drop down seats (cableway type seats)
  • multi user junior climber to include various play features (slide bars, spinners, climbing nets, monkey bars)
  • above ground carousel (supa nova type)
  • swing unit incorporating inclusive seating
  • springer 
  • play panels
  • inclusive flush carousel
  • new fencing

 

Newton Road Playground

Newton Road, Clydach SA6 5JH

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • inclusive swing unit flat seat swing/basket swing combi 
  • double bay cradle seat swings 
  • tall slide 
  • junior multiplay unit 
  • inclusive flush carousel 
  • trampoline
  • 2 new self-closing hydraulic gates 
  • picnic bench

 

Pollys Playground

Jerico Road, St Thomas SA1 8DS

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • swing unit incorporating inclusive seating
  • springer 
  • springer seesaw

 

Port Tennant Playground

Rear of Hoo Street, Port Tennant SA1 8NY

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • new junior multiplay unit
  • new toddler multiplay unit
  • swing unit incorporating inclusive seating
  • springer 
  • quad springer seesaw
  • carousel

 

Kingsbridge Playground (Childrens Corner)

Loughor Road, Gorseinon SA4 6AZ

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to): 

  • multiplay unit junior (as wide an age range as possible between 3 to 12 yrs)
  • cradle swings
  • flat seat swings

 

Llangyfelach Playground

Fairview Road, Llangyfelach SA5 7JJ

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • trampoline
  • roundabout
  • zipwire
  • two 2-bay swing units
  • multi-unit climbing area, including slide
  • standalone slide

 

Woodcote Playground

Woodcote, Killay SA2 7AZ

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • spring see-saw
  • trampoline
  • wheelchair-friendly roundabout
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Singleton Boating Lake Playground

Singleton Park, Mumbles Road, Sketty SA2 8PY

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • 2 x swing units
  • junior multiplay unit
  • double spacenet with joining bridge
  • trampoline
  • wheelchair-friendly roundabout

 

Bishopston Playground

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • multi-unit climber including slide
  • 20m zipwire
  • see-saw
  • roundabout
  • 2 x swing units
  • double-seat swing

 

Weig Fawr Playground

Cockett SA2 0FE

New recreational site to receive a range of equipment.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • pendulum swing
  • swing unit (2 flat seats with an inclusive basket) 
  • swing unit (cradle seats)
  • pyramid
  • toddler unit
  • junior unit 
  • carousel 
  • inclusive roundabout
  • seesaw
  • slide

 

Penllergaer Playground

Gors Road, Penllergaer SA4 1BA

New equipment for older children.

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • crusader swing
  • treetop towers with slide
  • tightrope walk
  • slalom run
  • spin-a-bounce see-saw
  • zig-zag twister
  • junior climbing area

 

Mayhill Park Playground

Mayhill SA1 6PD

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • 25m zipwire
  • wheelchair-friendly roundabout
  • toddler zone
  • climbing zone
  • swings
  • seesaw
  • farm-inspired springers
  • tractor play area
  • slide

 

Cwmbwrla Park Playground

Gerddi Alexander, Cwmbwrla SA5 8BN

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • roundabout
  • junior multiplay climbing unit
  • swings
  • see saw

 

Morriston Park Playground (phase 1)

Morriston SA6 6AF

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • zipwire
  • junior multi unit climber with slides
  • two-bay swings
  • pyramid net climbing
  • roundabout
  • toddler climber with slides

 

Craig Cefn Parc Playground

Lon Heddwch, Craig Cefn Parc SA6 5RB

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • junior climbing unit with slide
  • springer see saw
  • two 2-bay swings
  • roundabout
  • tactile play panels
  • toddler climbing unit with slide

 

Gowerton Park

Park Road, Gowerton SA4 3EP

Existing recreational site to receive new and enhanced range of equipment.

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • new junior multiplay unit
  • surfer unit
  • play panels
  • inclusive flush carousel
  • new playground gates to the enclosed area

 

Rheidol Flats Playground

Rheidol Avenue, Clase

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • roundabout
  • junior climbing area with slide
  • 4-bay swing
  • seesaw

 

Loughor Foreshore Playground

Gwynfe Road, Loughor SA4 6TF

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • rope swing
  • two-bay toddler swings
  • zipwire
  • 5-way swing
  • toddler climbing area

 

Parc Melin Mynach Playground

Gorseinon SA4 4FG

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • 30m zipwire
  • two 2-bay swings
  • wheelchair friendly roundabout
  • toddler zone
  • junior climbing zone
  • rope trailer
  • play tunnels

 

Bracelet Bay Playground

Limeslade car park, Mumbles SA3 4JT

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • ship-themed junior climbing area and slide
  • basket swing
  • seesaw
  • pyramid climber
  • roundabout
  • 4-way springer

 

Blackpill Playground

Blackpill Lido SA3 5AS

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • train-themed toddler climbing area
  • slide
  • two 2-bay swings
  • pyramid climber
  • zipwire
  • overhead rotator

 

Pennard Park Playground

Park Road, Southgate SA3 2AQ

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • play mound with slide and climbers
  • 2x two-bay swings
  • tactile play panels

 

Coed Bach Park Playground

Gwynfryn Road, Pontarddulais SA4 8LG

 

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • 2 two-bay swings
  • 2 climbing zones with slides
  • see-saw
  • mini trampoline

 

West Cross Playground

Alderwood Road, West Cross SA3 5JD

Fenced-off play area to include:

  • swings and roundabout (including disabled facilities)
  • zipwire
  • multiple climbing unit

 

Under construction

Brokesby Road Playground, Bonymaen

Brokesby Road, Bonymaen

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • junior climbing unit and slide
  • swings
  • see-saw
  • toddler climbing unit
  • trampoline
  • fencing and benches

 

Hafod Park Playground, Landore

Hafod Park, Odo Street, Landore SA1 2LS

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • inclusive swings
  • group swings
  • junior climbing unit and double slide
  • toddler climbing unit
  • fencing
  • see-saw

 

Denver Road Playground, Fforestfach

Denver Road, Fforestfach SA5 4DA

A wide range of equipment to include (but not limited to):

  • swings
  • group swings
  • spinning top
  • junior climbing unit
  • fencing
  • benches

 

More to come

New play areas or upgrades at the following locations:

  • Blaenymaes Playground, Penderry
  • Bonymaen Park Playground, Bonymaen
  • Brynmill Playground, Uplands
  • Coed Gwilym Park Playground, Clydach
  • Cwm Level Playground, Landore
  • DFS (Nixon Terrace) Playground, Morriston
  • Dunvant Park Playground, Dunvant
  • Garnswllt Playground, Mawr
  • Gendros Community Centre Playground, Cockett
  • Heol Tir Du Playground, Morriston
  • Highmead Avenue Playground, Newton
  • Jersey Park Playground, Port Tennant
  • Maesteg Park Playground, St Thomas
  • Manselton Park Playground, Cwmbrwla
  • Mynydd Newydd Playground, Penderry
  • Parc Llewelyn Playground, Landore
  • Pheonix Centre Playground, Townhill
  • Rees Row Playground, Landore
  • Southend Playground, Oystermouth
  • Swansea Point Playground, Maritime Quarter
  • Trallwn Playground, Llansamlet
  • Tregof Village Playground, Llansamlet
  • Yalton Playground, West Cross
  • Ynystawe Playground, Morriston

 

Latest news on playground upgrades

New play area opens near seafront (August 2022)

New play areas opening just in time for summer holidays (July 2022)

New play area for West Cross (June 2022)

More play areas coming soon to communities near you (February 2022)

Thousands set to enjoy re-vamped play areas (February 2022)

More play areas set for upgrades (November 2021)

More play areas upgraded in multi million pound investment (October 2021)

Five communities set to see play area upgrades (September 2021)

Big thumbs-up for latest play area upgrade (September 2021)

Children celebrate new play area in Heol Las (August 2021)

Birchgrove youngsters thrilled by their new play area (July 2021)

Summer play bonus for Penlan children (July 2021)

Communities celebrate completion of play areas (July 2021)

Play area funding welcome from community (July 2021)

More play facilities being built for Swansea communities (June 2021)

Play area gets the thumbs up from pupils (May 2021)

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