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Belvedere Beach opens this week

The greatly anticipated Belvedere Beach playground opens to the public from 12 noon Thursday (27 July).

The new seaside themed play area will provide a unique play experience. Open to the public all year round, its play and sensory equipment have been designed to be both inclusive and educational, with particular regard given to children with additional needs.

Cllr Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Environment and Leisure said:
“Belvedere Beach is a tremendous landmark that will be here for years to come. Both contemporary and unique, children of all abilities will be able to take part in themed, imaginary play. And with the on-site facilities, families can now stay and play for longer.

“The new playground will also be open all year round and is yet another reason to come and visit our fantastic borough. I am looking forward to the opening next week and hope to see lots of people there!”

The park features a variety of different textured and colourful play equipment and safety surfacing, including wooden percussion instruments, low-level water play areas, a boat climbing frame, palm tree basket swings, trampolines and a rope wave climbing frame.

Its decorations, including a fishing shack, treasure chest and roosting seagulls, encourage children to immerse themselves in imaginary play.

There is also a ground level roundabout which can be used by all young park visitors, including children in wheelchairs.

The new park has also benefitted from the refurbishment of existing features, including paths and steps, refreshment kiosk, public toilets, picnic tables and a disabled access ramp.

The playground is framed by plenty of plants and greenery, including mature trees located throughout the rest of the park. There is plenty of space for people of all ages to enjoy picnics in the warmer weather and take in the scenery.

The playground is free to use and is located on Woolwich Road in Belvedere. It opens to the public at 12 noon on Thursday 27 July following a special opening with local children and the Mayor of Bexley Cllr Peter Reader.