The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

No longer the end of the world

Twenty years ago, Southern Town Park was a flat empty area with a couple of wonky swings, a series of methane outlet pipes, and the sense that you had gone beyond the end of the interesting world.

It has been transformed since then. Better playground equipment was added some years ago, and trees and bushes planted - and left to grow naturally.

Now the Vale of White Horse District Council are adding more play equipment.

The official opening of the new play equipment is planned for the 25th July - the start of the school holidays.

That does not to stop it being used before then.

4 Comments:

Blogger Martin G said...

I came across this park by accident a few years back when strolling around Abingdon - glad to see it's being looked after at last!

22 April 2009 08:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pity they can't finish the play ground behind the Ladygrove estate. The new equipment is there but it has been locked up for at least six months

22 April 2009 09:07  
Anonymous alan lovedog said...

i think it's open today with a sign up signifying it - finally the teenagers have somewhere to get drunk again.

22 April 2009 17:11  
Blogger Anne D said...

We took our 2 and a half year old grandaughter to this park a couple of weeks ago and spent a really good afternoon there. Unlike in the photos on the blog, there were lot of people there - family groups and children of all ages - it was the school hliday though. The equipment is excellent - well-designed and catering for a wide range of ages. It`s good news for South Abingdon!

22 April 2009 18:03  

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