Canal Fields play area is ready for explorers

Cllrs Barrett and Elliot with Parks Officer Rob Cassidy at the play area

Canal Fields Play Area in Berkhamsted will open today (Thursday 4 August 2022) following a complete refurbishment to improve the play experience for young children.

The transformation has removed tired old metal play equipment and replaced it with modern wooden play structures including a castle, train and climbing frames. It includes a new sand pit and inclusive play equipment. New slides, swings and benches have also been installed.

This project has been funded by contributions from developments in the local area.

Cllr Graham Barrett, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Cllr Graeme Elliot, Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services, met our Parks Officer Rob Cassidy earlier this week to explore the new park.

Cllr Barrett said: “It’s fantastic that we have been able to use money from local developments to fund the much-needed improvements to this very popular local park. It has a fantastic range of equipment for children of all ages, providing families with a great place to visit throughout the holidays and all year round."

Find out more about projects funded by developments in Dacorum.