AN EXCITING new adventure zone for children of all ages will be up and running by the middle of summer.

Work started this week on the transformation of the play area in Gunnersbury Park into a new zone with three areas, which is being funded by a £215,000 investment by Hounslow Council.

The younger children's area has taken inspiration from the nearby lake with a boating theme which includes play equipment which will see them swinging, spinning, rocking, crawling and sliding.

A junior zone has a gothic castle tree house, inspired by the park's tower and has a rope swing, bridges, tunnel, cableway and boulders to clamber over.
The teen area has an area for skating and ball games as well as an overhead roundabout and a double basket seat swing.

Councillor Ajmer Grewal, cabinet member for leisure, said: "Now that the Easter break is over, we can get to work on our exciting plans to create a wonderful play area for children and parents to enjoy for years to come. A lot of work has been done to make sure we’re not just replacing outdated equipment, but creating a space for families to come and play in a safe, but stimulating area.

"It’s really important for us to make sure children have the chance to get outside with their parents and friends to play, explore and do the fun things children do. We have worked closely with parents and local groups to make sure that the improvements reflect the character of the wider park, and they are designed to the highest standards.

"Once finished, the local community will have a wonderful play area for parents and their children to enjoy for years to come."

The path linking the different play areas is also being refurbished to ensure access whatever the weather, with seating for parents to relax while their children play also being built at various points.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-June.