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New year makeover for city park playground

Photograph of the steps at Wensum Park up to Drayton Road.
Wensum Park, Norwich. Photograph by Martin Thirkettle.
Published on Tuesday, 10th January 2023

The play area at Wensum Park is getting a new look for the new year.

A brand new set of equipment, including the tallest slide tower in the city’s parks, will be installed at the park's main playground from next week.

Standing at just under six metres tall, the slide tower is being installed from Monday (16 January), along with a rope swing, multi-unit climbing frame and spinning seats.

The new equipment has been paid for with funds from development in Norwich – to improve facilities in the local community.

Cllr Adam Giles, cabinet member for parks and open spaces at Norwich City Council, which owns and runs Wensum Park, said: “This fantastic new equipment is a great addition to Wensum Park and part of our commitment to making sure our open spaces are a great place for everyone to enjoy.

“The play equipment will be in place ready to be used in spring, so please bear with us while the main play area is closed for this exciting upgrade.”

The main play area at Wensum Park will be closed for four to five weeks while the new equipment is being installed.

For more information about the parks and open spaces run by Norwich City Council, visit


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