New play area finally opens at Boorley Park

Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Cynthia Garton with children from Boorley Park Primary School, Chair of Botley Parish Council Colin Mercer and Cllrs Dave Kinloch and Rupert Kyrle. Pic: EBC

A long-awaited play area and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) has been finally opened at Boorley Park, Boorley Green by the Mayor.

The new play area will provide a safe, fun and challenging experience and is aimed at children up to 12 years of age.  It centres around a multiactivity unit that includes a tunnel, snake see-saw, swings, circular trampoline, and a disability accessible roundabout.

The play area also includes safety surfacing around and under each bit of equipment. It has been funded from financial contributions from the developers of nearby new housing schemes and was installed by Vita Play Limited who are a local company based in Winchester.

The  new MUGA is free to use from 7am to 7pm throughout the week. It has an all- weather surface and is most suited to football. The goals are set into the fencing so there is no time wasted assembling goalposts! This facility will also be available to the pupils at Boorley Park School.

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Cynthia Garton,

“I am delighted to open these fantastic new play facilities in Boorley Park. These will provide local children in the area with the chance to enjoy a range of play equipment and an informal kick about area in a safe environment which also encourages them to keep active.”

The news will be welcomed by residents on the Boorley Park estate who have previously told Eastleigh News they have been waiting over two years for the delivery, by the developers, of amenities including a sports hall and pitches and that the promised provision of public transport and access to schools and shops has been below expectations and is lacking.