Another upgraded play area re-opens

Published on Wed Jul 13 2022
Group of people standing at front of newly refurbished play area with children in background playing on the equipment

A new play area in Burnley has been officially opened.

A previous playground in Harold Avenue closed in 2019 and although some items from that were retained for re-use, the new play area also includes new equipment such as swings and see-saw, as well as benches and perimeter fencing.

Surface improvements have also been made to the basketball area on nearby Sunny Clough park.

Councillor Margaret Lishman, Burnley Council’s executive member for health and wellbeing, officially opened the new playground. 

“It’s wonderful to see this new play area opened,” she said. “It’s a great asset for the local community and I’m sure it will be very well used by local children who will have a great time enjoying it and playing in safe surroundings.”

The previous play area, further along Harold Avenue, had poor access and suffered from drainage problems


The project is part of the council’s borough-wide play area improvement programme.

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