Four more play areas reopening on Saturday


Four more children's play areas in Cardiff will be reopening at midday this Saturday, 22ndAugust, bringing the total now available to 104.

Play areas have been opened on a phased basis, following a safety first approach and with a view to ensuring that children across the city have some play provision in their local area as quickly as possible.

The four that will open from midday on Saturday, 22ndAugust are:

  • Glenwood - Pentywn
  • Lascelles Drive - Pontprennau & St Mellons
  • Coleford Drive - Trowbridge
  • Heol Booker - Whitchurch & Tongwynlais

In line with Welsh Government guidance and health and safety legislation, all sites have gone through a COVID-19 risk assessment and the equipment and safety surfaces have been inspected by a qualified playground inspector, prior to re-opening.

Changes have been made to some play areas to help maintain social distancing and minimise risk of transmitting COVID-19. For example, some swing seats have been removed to ensure a 2 metre distance is maintained.

To help ensure safety, new signage has also been installed, asking families using the sites to:

  • wash or sanitise their hands, before, after and during using the equipment;
  • follow social distancing requirements;
  • limit visits to 30 minutes during busy times;
  • only have a maximum of one adult per child in the play area.

The 100 play areas which are already open are:

Adamscroft open space(Adamsdown);Adamsdown Square(Adamsdown); Brewery Park(Adamsdown); Belmont Walk (Butetown); Britannia Park(Butetown);Canal Park (Butetown); Craiglee Drive(Butetown); Hamadryad Park(Butetown);Hodges Square(Butetown); Loudon Square(Butetown); Schooner Way Junior(Butetown); Schooner Way Toddler(Butetown); Windsor Esplanade(Butetown);Emblem Close(Caerau);Emerson Close(Caerau);Heol Homfrey(Careau); Heol Trelai(Caerau); Trelai Park(Caerau);Treseder Park(Caerau); Jubilee Park(Canton); Sanatorium Road - Toddler(Canton); Victoria Park - Toddler(Canton); Victoria Park - Junior(Canton); Bute Park Play Trail(Cathays);Cogan Gardens(Cathays); Maindy Park(Cathays);Creigiau play area(Creigiau & St Fagans); Rhydlarfer(Creigiau and St Fagans);Roath Park(Cyncoed); Green Farm Road(Ely); Wilson Road Toddler(Ely);Wilson Road Junior(Ely);Beechley Road(Fairwater); Chorley Close(Fairwater); Fairwater Park(Fairwater); Rosedale(Fairwater); Whitland Crescent(Fairwater);Maitland Park(Gabalfa);Maitland Road - agility area(Gabalfa); Sevenoaks Park(Grangetown); The Marl - Toddler(Grangetown); The Marl - Junior(Grangetown); Heath Park(Heath);Heol y Delyn(Lisvane);Mill Heath Drive(Lisvane); Matthew Walk(Llandaff); Hailey Park Junior(Llandaff North);Hailey Park Toddler(Llandaff North);Bryn Glas Junior(Llanishen);Bryn Glas Toddler(Llanishen);Heol y Barcud(Llanishen);Llanishen Park(Llanishen); Parkland/Thornhill Rec(Llanishen); St Martin's Crescent - Toddler(Llanishen); St Martin's Crescent - Junior(Llanishen); Watkin's Square(Llanishen);Rumney Recreation Ground(Llanrumney);Sedgemoor Road(Llanrumney); Coed y Gores(Pentwyn); Chapelwood(Pentwyn); Parc Coed y Nant(Pentwyn);Waun Fach(Pentwyn);Garth Newydd(Pentyrch);Garth Olwg(Pentyrch); Penuel Road(Pentyrch);Cyncoed Gardens(Penylan); Hammond Way(Penylan);Sovereign Chase(Penylan);Shelley Gardens(Plasnewydd); Roath Rec(Plasnewydd); Butterfield Park(Pontprennau & St Mellons); Crawford Drive(Pontprennau & St Mellons)Peppermint Park(Pontprennau & St Mellons); Cwm Farm Junior(Radyr);Cym Farm Toddler(Radyr);Fisherhill Way(Radyr / Morganstown); Despenser Gardens Junior(Riverside);Despenser Gardens Toddler(Riverside);Kitchener Gardens(Riverside);Llandaff Fields Junior(Riverside);Llandaff Fields Toddler(Riverside); Wyndham Street(Riverside); Greenway Road(Rumney);Catherine Gardens(Rumney); Beaufort Square(Splott); Horwood Close(Splott);Moorland Library Gardens(Splott); Runway Road(Splott); Splott Park(Splott);Tremorfa Park(Splott);Wilkinson Close(Splott); Cemaes Crescent - Toddler(Trowbridge); Cemaes Crescent - Junior(Trowbridge); Heol Maes Eirwg(Trowbridge);Heritage Park(Trowbridge);Hollybush(Whitchurch & Tongwynlais);Ironbridge Road(Whitchurch & Tongwynlais); Whitchurch Library Gardens - toddler(Whitchurch & Tongwynlais); Whitchurch Library Gardens - Junior(Whitchurch & Tongwynlais).

More sites will be re-opened in coming weeks. Please follow us on Twitter @cardiffcouncil or on Facebook @cardiff.council1 for updates.