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New ‘Ropes on the Rye’ play area to open in 2024

| September 5, 2023

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure at the current ‘Ropes on the Rye’ play area. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

A new play area is to be installed at The Rye in High Wycombe early in 2024.

Weather permitting, Buckinghamshire Council aims to have ‘Ropes on the Rye’ completed and ready for enjoyment in time for spring 2024.

The design of the new accessible play area was informed by consultation through local stakeholders including the 2nd High Wycombe Brownies and will see a bigger, better play area with inclusive equipment.

The new play area will feature:

  • A large bespoke ‘Tree Castle’ multi-play unit
  • Mini space net
  • Track ride tower
  • Giant spinning disc
  • ‘Cocowave’ swing
  • Outdoor ‘Calisthenics’ fitness unit

The new equipment includes several items crafted from recycled materials. The ‘Tree Castle’ multi-play unit will also provide an inclusive access ramp and wide slide enabling all to play together at an elevated height.

Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘I’m very proud of how our Parks Team is ensuring that these facilities are being made safer and more inclusive, whilst being made more accessible for all to enjoy.

Keeping our parks and green spaces in good condition and the play areas and equipment updated and replaced is a great compliment to the council due to prudent budgeting. I thank the hard-working staff that make this happen. It’s due to their commitment and enthusiasm that we have once again won six Green Flag Awards across the county, including The Rye in High Wycombe.

*Source of information : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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