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Saints legend open new play area at Southampton Common

Saints legend open new play area at Southampton Common

Ram Kalyan “Kelly” was there to see and conduct live broadcast when Southampton-born Saints legend Francis Benali cut the ribbon alongside the Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton and Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport, Councillor Jacqui Rayment.

Your new Common Play Area
The new Common Play Area has been developed by Southampton City Council in partnership with specialist playground contractors, Playforce. Construction began earlier this year following extensive consultation with residents, schools and community groups on how they would like the space to be used.

The designers took inspiration from the natural landscape of the Southampton area and the patterns of the Rivers Test and Itchen as they meander through the city, creating an environment close to the city centre which enhances children’s connection with nature.

The play area features a 7.5 metre-high play tower featuring rope bridges, tunnels, scramble nets and a long slide. It also features two zip wires, a variety of swings and new active water play installations for kids to enjoy 365 days a year.