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A new generation of play areas for our children

We're investing more than £2m in a new generation of children's play areas in wards across the city over the coming months.

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 Glas 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

 

Under construction

    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

     

    Kingsbridge Playground (Childrens Corner)

    Glyn Rhosyn, Gorseinon SA4 6HX

    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

     

    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

     

       

      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

       

      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
      • 25m zipline
      • toddlerzone+ unit with double-width slide
      • steel benches

       

      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

       

      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
      • double zig-zag twister

       

      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

       

      Coming soon

      New play areas or upgrades at the following locations:

      • Morriston Park - upgrade
      • Cwmbwrla Playground - upgrade
      • Loughor Foreshore - new play area
      • Mayhill Playground - new play area 
      • Upper Killay Playground - new safety surfacing
      • Pennard Playground - upgrade
      • Rheidol Flats Playground, Clase - upgrade
      • Hollett Road Playground, Treboeth - new safety surfacing
      • Singleton Boating Lake Playground - upgrade
      • Vetch Playground - upgrade
      • Craig Cefn Parc Playground - new play area
      • Melin Mynach Playground - new play area
      • Victoria Park skate area - upgrade
      • Brynmill Playground - upgrade
      • Port Eynon Playground - new play area
      • Blackpill Lido Playground - upgrade
      • West Cross Playground - new play area
      • Bracelet Bay Playground - upgrade
      • Underhill Park Playground - upgrade
      • Southend Gardens Playground - upgrade
      • Coed Bach Playground - upgrade

       

      Latest news on playground upgrades

      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)