About North Walsham Play

We formed in early 2016 and are currently working in partnership with North Walsham Town Council to address the lack of play equipment in and around North Walsham. We want to introduce new and exciting play equipment into the town, making it a ‘go to’ destination for families in and around North Norfolk.

Our priorities initial are detailed below. As at Feb 2022 we have smashed everything we set out to do! We will be updating this page shortly with future plans for our Charity.

Priority 1
Install a small play area within Woodville Park including two pieces of play equipment accessible to all children (Wheelchair accessible roundabout and inclusive basket swing). Area to be fully resurfaced to ensure access 365 days per year. All the funding needed for this was secured in January 2017 and the order for the new park was placed in Feb 2017. The new park should be installed in May 2017. Park officially opened by Cllr Sallie Stuckey and Cllr Tom FitzPatrick on Saturday 17th June 2017.

Priority 2
A complete revamp of the two old play park areas within the Memorial Park – bringing about a totally new and innovative play provision, themed to the needs of the local community. The first phase will focus on the small fenced-in area currently located closed to the Community Centre.

Work started on Monday 3rd September 2018, with an estimated 10-12 weeek programme before North Walsham has another new play park thanks to North Walsham Play.

The new play park was officially opened on 1st December 2018 by Town Mayor Cllr Barry Hester, Cllr Saul Penfold and Founder of North Walsham Play Matthew Smith. This play park is an amazing new asset for the town.

Priority 3
Improve the fitness equipment provision within the Memorial Park – building on the success of the two pieces installed several years ago.

The new Gym was installed in and opened in August 2019! Not bad – 3 years for 3 parks!

Priority 4
Priority 4 will see us focus on the current skate park facilities located at Trackside. The skate park is a much used park for many of the older children/young adults within the town. The current park is now close to the end of its life with repairs being difficult. North Walsham Play are hoping to create a new facility that puts the town on the map for skaters!

Formal consultation for a new skate park facility to replace the current provision started in May 2019 and ended in January 2020. Read more here

Find out more about the Skatepark on our dedicated page here

Priority 5
Further develop the Woodville Park and Trackside Park following feedback from work carried out within Priority 1 and 2.
As we work through the above priorities further milestones and targets will be added.
Or perhaps something much bigger for North Walsham???!!!

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