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23 February 2018

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Francis Benali to open new play area at Southampton Common PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Southampton Common signSouthampton-born Saints player Francis Benali will be cutting the ribbon of the new play area at Southampton Common at 12 noon on Sunday (October 22).

Alongside will be the Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton and Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Jacqui Rayment. 

Southampton Ukulele Jam will also be playing a set and entertaining the crowds starting at about 11.30am.
Construction of the new play area began earlier this year following consultation with residents, schools and community groups on how they would like the space to be used.

The council says designers “took inspiration from the natural landscape of the Southampton area and the patterns of the Rivers Test and Itchen as they meander through the city, creating an environment close to the city centre which enhances children’s connection with nature”.

The play area features a 7.5 metre-high play tower featuring rope bridges, tunnels, scramble nets and a long slide. It also features two zip wires, a variety of swings and new active water play installations for kids to enjoy 365 days a year.

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