Families party in the park at new games area

June 25, 2010 10:43 AM

Families in Queen Edith's are to be invited to party in the park to celebrate the opening of a new games area at the Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground.

The event is being organised by the four Lib Dem councillors for the area and there will be games, sports and possibly face painting during the afternoon of Saturday, July 17.

Cambridge Mayor, Sheila Stuart will to open the new multi-use games area for basketball, volleyball, netball and football at the Nightingale Avenue recreation ground, marking the culmination of a series of improvements to the park.

These include an improved children's playground, extra tennis court and a pushchair and wheelchair friendly path around the edge of the park. New cycle racks and benches have also been added.

Councillor Amanda Taylor, who represents Queen Edith's Ward, said: "I hope local families will come and bring a picnic to enjoy the celebrations and help us officially open the new area.

"We have been working on making the park better to serve different people's needs for some years. Many of the ideas have come from residents of the area, notably the path round the outside of the rec, a bright idea that the council was able to make a reality.

"It is great to see the different improvements being used and enjoyed by people of all ages."

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