Work is underway to revamp a Reading playground with £116,000-worth of changes.

Courage Park Playground will receiving a brand new obstacle course, trampoline and slides.

It forms part of Reading Borough councils regeneration plans for the Wensley Road Estate, which will include new houses.

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“I know residents across Coley are really excited for the playground to open. The imminent opening of the new Courage Park playground is just the start with development work continuing at Wensley Road,” said councillor for housing Ellie Emberson.

“Coming soon will also be a new play area for smaller children on the estate, new windows and communal entrances for our tenants in the blocks, and new homes to allow our growing families to move within the estate.”

The extra obstacle course, which is designed for older children, will include a climbing net, overhead ladder with steps, balance beam, over and under bars and step pods.

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Other new equipment includes a multiplay unit featuring two slides, fireman’s pole and a bridge, three-way see-saw, trampoline, swings and roundabout.

Councillor for culture, heritage and recreation Karen Rowland said: “Positive open spaces and play areas are key elements for healthy and well-integrated communities and these plans form the bedrock of the exciting future planned for the area’s enhancement.

“It is one of our key priorities to provide high quality, accessible equipment in as many of our playgrounds as possible so that children of all abilities can play together and the Courage Park enhancements will help us achieve our goal on this”.

The park was closed in December for the renovation and its old play equipment has been removed to make way for the host of new play items to be constructed.

Residents were invited in the summer to have their say on the Council’s £116,200 investment in the park.

Three proposals for the new area were put to a public consultation, with their votes taken into account along with value for money, technical scores and recommendations from the Access and Disability Working Group, according to the council.

The council hope to reopen the playground in ‘the coming months’.