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Old Heath Rec upgrades unveiled
9:58am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
WORK will start shortly on a new children’s playground, gym and dog agility zone chosen by Colchester residents.
People were asked to pick their favourite from a series of designs for Old Heath Recreation Ground, off Old Heath Road.
They chose a play area featuring separate play zones for toddlers and older youngsters, a sand bank, a zipwire, a willow tunnel and a picnic area.
The current children’s play area will be closed on Monday, September 9.
The equipment will be cleared and replaced in time for an unveiling in November
The chosen gym will include balance beams, a treadmill-style “space walker”, a rowing machine and several cardio and weights machines.
A “Bark Park” will allow dogs to take on obstacles including a zig zag, a tunnel, an up and over, a dog jump and even a cat walk.
Adult gym equipment will start being installed in September, with work on the dog zone beginning shortly afterwards.
The final piece of work, funded by £400,000 of developer contributions, will be a rest and relaxation garden.
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