Youngsters on the ball in new games area

June 16, 2010 2:34 PM

A multi-use games area for basketball, volleyball, netball and football has meant playtime has just got better for youngsters using Cambridge's Nightingale Avenue recreation ground.

City councillors have worked to provide the new play space in the park and added special bins with separate slots for bottles and cans to encourage recycling.

The area has been built from wood specially chosen to minimise noise with part of the construction dark leaf green to blend in with the environment

There's also a wheelchair and pushchair friendly path around the edge of the park, new cycle racks and benches.

To mark the opening of the new playground, City Councillor Amanda Taylor, who represents Queen Edith's ward, is planning a summer celebration.

She said: "It's great to see the playground open and children enjoying the new facilities.

"We hope people will make use of the new bins to keep the area clean and recycle their rubbish at the same time. If we're recycling at home there's no reason why we shouldn't do it when we're out and about.

"Now I'm working on organising the party to celebrate the improvements and publicise leisure activities and events this summer."

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