Western Expansion Area playpark is launched in Milton Keynes

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The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Steve Coventry officially opened the new playpark in the Whitehouse area on Wednesday yesterday.

The playpark is situated close to Longhorn Drive in the new Whitehouse area of the Western Expansion Area and features a zip wire, slide, climbing frame, see-saw and basketball court.

It has been provided by the lead developers of the site, Gallagher and will be handed over to the Parks Trust who will manage and maintain the site in the future using funding from the Milton Keynes development tariff.

“We’re very much looking forward to attending the official opening of the Whitehouse Park play area. Milton Keynes is fortunate in that as the city grows, so does the green space available for its residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Phil Bowsher, head of landscape, strategy & development at The Parks Trust,

“This play area is the latest example of that, and we look forward to working with the council over the coming weeks to ensure it continues to offer a fun, safe environment for children and their families. We are sure it will prove particularly popular this half term!”

James Mooney, Project Manager for Gallagher Estates added: “As one of the largest development companies in the UK we are delighted, following the opening of the first primary school last month, to now deliver the first of many childrens play areas within the Western Expansion Area. Extensive public consultation and proactive partnerships between stakeholders has ensured a wide range of activities have been provided for children of all ages to enjoy.

“We hope it is a great success and enjoyed by this and future generations.”