Queen’s Park Gets a Safety Makeover with New Cycle Trail and Play Area

Significant improvements to a children’s play area and cycle trail have been unveiled in Queen’s Park in Audley, featuring a range of measures to improve safety and usability. £220,000 in Government funding has been used to improve safety and usability at Queen’s Park in Audley.

The park now has a new cycle trail and a completely redeveloped children’s play area, with 25 new pieces of play equipment, lighting and security.

A new cricket wicket area has also been installed beside the play area.

Coun Damian Talbot, Executive Member for Prevention, Neighbourhoods and Wellbeing, said: “This is great news for users of Queen’s Park. The funding available to us through the Safer Streets Fund has been used wisely to create a safe and welcoming park for all, and to provide a brand new secure facility to help local residents develop a love of cycling, as well as a remodelled, inclusive playground.”

Park-goer Amy Schofield and her daughter, Amara, age two, are certainly welcoming the new playground: “This is the first time we’ve used the new facilities. They’re fantastic.”

Over summer the re:fresh team will be offering ‘Learn to Ride’ bike sessions for all the family at Queen’s Park’s new cycle trail.

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