The £330,000 play area at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent opened just before Easter in time for the beautiful holiday sunshine in April 2019.
Following a series of meetings throughout 2018 with local architects, the eibe team set about creating one of its largest playparks for some time. Working closely with building experts, Kier Construction, as well as Alan Frith, Mote Park Officer at Maidstone Borough Council, the foundations were laid for an all-inclusive play paradise.
The actual play area is part of a much bigger multi-million pound regeneration project for the whole of Mote Park, including a new Visitor Centre, Adventure Zone with Climbing Wall, Ropes, Mini Golf and Segway.
The stand-out features of the new playground are the Venetos Play unit and the bespoke Sharda Unit, both of which can entertain many kids at the same time. Complementing the scheme, which is deliberately aimed at children of all abilities, are the likes of a Swing Snake, Aerial Cableway, Lily of the Valley Double Swing, Cherry Play Unit and Satellite Carousel.
Commenting on the all-inclusive aspect, visiting mum, Nikki Kelly told us:
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful park in Crowmarsh! I have 3 children, 1 is severely disabled and in a wheelchair. Until now there is hasn't been anywhere locally that I can take them all to play together. Now, with the roundabout, sensory boards, sunken trampoline and accessible picnic benches they can all have fun together! Great job, thank you! I hope other parks take notes from what you have achieved.”