Deputy Mayor officially opens Hutton Recreation Park play area

The play area at Hutton Recreation Park was officially opened on Friday November 5 by Deputy Mayor Cllr Mark Reed who was accompanied by chairman of the Community and Health Committee Cliff Poppy.

The new play scheme features an array of apparatus to encourage children to play, build team work and learn.

The Hutton play area includes a large range of different challenging and fun equipment for all ages. Among the pieces are thrilling new additions for the junior age group, including double zip lines, large rope swing, and a large rocking and rotating Mobius rider.

The traditional swings include accessible seats as well as flat seats and a basket, a large multi-play climbing frame with over 15 play features that will offer play challenges for all abilities.  

Cllr Poppy said; “The response from residents on the KGPF play areas has been fantastic and I am delighted that we can extend some of the inclusive equipment to Hutton Recreation Play area.”

“It was important to bring Hutton play area up-to-date to ensure that all play areas across Brentwood offer the very latest in enjoyable, challenging and sensory equipment. We know that play areas are vital for our childrens’ health and wellbeing and it is always a pleasure to see children and families coming together to enjoy them.”

A traditional roundabout that is ground level and accessible will compliment some firm favourites from a seesaw, toddler and basket swings, a large multi-play unit with towers and tunnels for toddlers and an inground trampoline. Plenty of seating, social and interactive play will be though the site with natural mounds, wildflower beds and a safari jeep.

Cllr Poppy added; “Working with HAGs and Short Breaks we have made sure a broad range of imaginative and inclusive play opportunities have been included so that all our children particularly those with physical or sensory challenges can enjoy the schemes. The new toddler and junior play area has relocated nearer to the Hutton Community Centre which re-opened with a new and refurbished cafe in August.”

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Mick Ferris

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