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A New Inclusive Playground for Goldsworth Park

Our vision is to create a bigger, better and fully inclusive playground at Goldsworth Park Lake. Since covid, outdoor space and enjoyment is more crucial than ever for both mental and physical health. An exciting new play area would encourage children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors, play together and lead active lives.

Our Objectives

Fully inclusive

A playground should have something for everyone, regardless of age or ability. No child should ever be left out. The existing playground does not cater well to all ages and there is nothing for wheelchair users. In fact there isn't currently a single wheelchair accessible swing or roundabout at any public playground in Woking. The new design would include fun low-level equipment for little ones, challenging and engaging equipment for older children and inclusive play opportunities for disabled children.

A larger space

The lake is hugely popular with local families and needs a larger play area that is suited to the number of daily visitors. The existing playground is well used but it becomes overcrowded, especially at weekends and after school. We propose to extend the fenced area to create a larger space with a better variety of play equipment.

Chosen by the children

We want local children to be at the heart of the planning process and help shape the design every step of the way, so that it is a true community effort. The final playground design will be decided after a full public consultation but we have included a few ideas below.

Ideas for inclusive play equipment

Roundabout

A wheelchair friendly roundabout that is also safe for younger toddlers

Wide slide 2

An extra wide slide that allows children and caregivers to slide together

Wheelchair swing

A wheelchair swing to ensure that nobody is left out

Swing seat

An adaptive swing seat with extra back support

Carousel

A spinning tipi carousel that supports multiple body positions

Trampoline

A wheelchair friendly trampoline that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Challenging play for older children

Zip wire

A 30m double cableway to race against your friends

Cliff rider

Cliff rider extreme - do you dare to cross?

Chlimbing frame

Who needs steps when you can climb up the exterior

Fun ideas for little ones

Toddler castle

Toddler's castle for the youngest children

You & me swing

A you & me seat that allows parents and toddlers, or siblings of different ages, to swing together

Spinner

Crazy spinning fun for all ages

Climbing frame

Climbing frame with slides, nets and a sensory music panel

Pirate ship

Fun at sea in a pirate ship

Water Fountain

A cute little mermaid's fountain with water play