New play equipment installed at Queens Park, Hinckley

Published Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Child playing on digger in park

Families and young children have been enjoying new play equipment installed at Hinckley’s Queens Park.

Visitors to the park, which is based close to the town centre, can now scale a four-metre-high activity net. The netted area is aimed at juniors and is surrounded by special safety surfacing. Toddlers and infants have also been able to play with new equipment, with two diggers installed in a sanded area. 

The new apparatus and their installation was funded by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s capital and revenue budgets. 

The equipment was purchased to replace an old wooden climbing frame which was removed based on health and safety grounds. It is hoped that two new benches will also soon be installed in the park, as well as new noticeboards. 

Executive Member for Parks and Open Spaces at the Borough Council, Councillor Bill Crooks, said:

We have really enjoyed seeing young children enjoy the new equipment at Queens Park. It is a popular park among residents and families, so we were pleased that we were able to update tired, old equipment and replace it with something new.

We hope that further improvements, such as replacing the current noticeboards, will be made to the park in the not-too-distant future.