Verulamium Park Play Area
Thank you for to everyone for taking park in the Verulamium Park playground survey in 2016. A community group has now formed to work with the Council on this project. 

Visit the Verulamium At Play website for more information and ways to get involved.

How much will it cost?

The overall cost of the project is likely to be in the region of £250,000. It is likely that extensive ground works will be necessary and are likely to be in the region of £100,000. As Verulamium Park is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, these works will need to be undertaken carefully and sensitively to protect the underlying archaeology, the site of the Roman town of Verulamium. The cost of play equipment is likely to be in the region of £150,000. This will depend on the style, design and amount of equipment. To give an idea, a simple set of two swings costs approximately £2,500 excluding installation and the safety surface.

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How will the archaeology be protected?

Verulamium Park is the site of the Roman town Verulamium and much of the park is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. We will be working with Historic England and English Heritage to ensure we protect the archaeology that lies beneath the surface.

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What is planned?

A wholesale replacement of the play area in Verulamium Park is planned. The play equipment is reaching the end of its life and needs replacing. 

As Verulamium Park is the district’s flagship park, used by local residents and visitors, we are keen to create a high quality play area which will bring enjoyment to children. 

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When will the new play area be installed?

Fundraising and design work has started and the aim is to open the new play area in 2018.

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Who will pay?

The Council, through development contributions, has £56,000 already set aside for the project. The Council will be seeking contributions from any further developments in the vicinity and sponsorship from local businesses. Nevertheless, additional funding will be needed including contributions from the local community to make this play area a reality. If you would like to contribute to the play area, please visit the Verulamium At Play website

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Why does this need to happen?

As many play area users will agree, the current equipment in the play area is reaching the end of its life.

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Date of last review: 26 April 2017