New 'naturalistic' park to be built for children in Milton Keynes

A site has been identified for an estate that is currently without a place for children to play

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 3:56 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 3:58 pm

Residents in Oakhill got in touch with their parish council to see if a play area could be built.

MK Council Cabinet member for children and young people, Cllr Zoe Nolan, took up the cause and has been working with the parish council to make the idea happen.

A site has now been identified and sketches for the design have been drawn up.

The new play area is planned for Oakhill

The park will have a naturalistic theme with a range of equipment to promote physical play, says Cllr Nolan.

The Parish Council is consulting with residents on their design plans for the site and residents have been sent diagrams of the design. The consultation received a good response, with almost 90 per cent of people in favour of the proposed site, design and equipment.

Cllr Nolan said: “MK Labour have pledged a ‘Summer of Play’ if we win the local elections in May, this and projects like the Oakhill play park are all part of our promise to families to support all of our children and young people to reach their potential”

She added: “Physical, outdoor activity is so important for children and young people’s health and mental health and I’m excited to see this project move forward to deliver a new play park for the Oakhill residents who have been pushing for one”