WORK to give a park in Penarth a fresh new look is due to start soon.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be investing £120,000 into upgrading the play area at St Davids Crescent, with work to begin this November.

The money, partly from Section 106 funding, will go towards upgrading the current play equipment and helping to ensure that the space is suitable for a range of ages.

Section 106 funding can be used to improve public transport, walking or cycling routes, building play areas, providing educational facilities or be put to a range of other uses.

The plans for the play area – which will be inclusive and appropriate for children with additional needs - include:

  • New swings;
  • An inclusive wheelchair roundabout;
  • A see-saw;
  • A toddler climbing unit;
  • An educational toddler unit, and more.

This will all be a on a colourful surface with trees to also be planted at the park.

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood and Building Services, Cllr Mark Wilson, said: “It’s wonderful to see the transformations to children play areas across the Vale.

"The plans for the works at St Davids Crescent will provide a safe, fun space for children  to explore and enjoy.

“These planned improvements are the latest works following on from similar projects completed elsewhere across the Vale.”

This redevelopment is part of a widespread programme to improve play areas across the Vale and follows recent works at Windmill Lane in Llantwit Major as well as Clos Peiriant and Central Park in Barry.