*News: our playground is now open! We have had to isolate an area to protect the new turf but most equipment is available.
Playground Appeal - success!
We are excited to announce that we reached our fundraising target for a brand new playground at Milton Country Park! This playground is only possible thanks to the generous donations and support from our visitors, local businesses and key funding awards (see side column for a full list of our supporters).
The playgrounds at Milton Country Park have been much loved and well-used for many years. Our equipment was installed in 1999 and is now at the end of its useable life. The park has a thriving and growing community and outdoor play is a key element to what makes the park such a great resource.
It's fantastic that we were able to add a playground which better reflects our beautiful park setting and provides a stimulating, exciting place for children to enjoy playing, learning and physical activity.
This playground project was completed at the end of June and is now open!
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us with this project. It couldn't have happened without you and we look forward to seeing the playground enjoyed by families for many years to come!
and a huge thank you to:
Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust: £10,000
Amey Community Fund: £40,000
Tesco Bags of Help: £5,000
Milton Country Park Autumn Festival: £4,000
One Step Beyond Events: £1,000
3 Dimensions Ltd: £1,000
Cambridge Classics: £250
Redgate Software: £500
Tesco Milton: £500
Trinity College: £500
Elite Swimming Academy: £500
Cambridge Building Society: £100
SCDC Community Chest Funding: £898.18
Friends of MCP: £1360.25
Cambridge Parkrun (17.02.2018): £92.50
Z Tech: £2,000
Individual donations: £2279.88
New Playground design
Our playground design was created following several consultations with visitors and local school children so that we could be sure we were creating something people really wanted, as well as suiting the needs of the park.
The new play design incorporates priorities highlighted in our research including...
- A natural design in keeping with the park setting
- A place where all ages can play together
- A zip-wire!
- More swings
- Encourages independent play
- Something for all abilities
The children were so keen on having a zip-wire we've added a double zip-wire to the design so that they can play with their friends!
The design has been broken down into three phases. How much we can do is entirely dependent on how much we can raise. This design can be added to with more play equipment, landscaping, planting and seating. As our funds grow so can our ideas!!