New Fishponds Park play area edges closer as opening date is announced
A NEW play area for Fishponds Park is finally due to open later this month – five years after the project started.
City council contractors are currently working to install the equipment near the park's Fishponds Road entrance and are expected to finish by October 9.
But families will have to wait a little longer for the park to open, as a safety inspection will then need to take place, and the play area is due to finally open during the week beginning on October 19.
Work to remove the old play equipment started earlier in the year and it was originally due to open in May.
But the coronavirus lockdown added further delays to a project the park's friends group first started fundraising for five years ago. And work was further delayed last month when two of the contractors working on the project had to self-isolate.