Park maintenance

Trafford is home to 92 parks, with the One Trafford Partnership responsible for maintaining and improving play areas and other park assets across the borough. Trafford currently has eleven Green Flag Award parks. The Green Flag is awarded to a park or green spaces that showcases a well maintained and clean space, biodiversity and heritage, community involvement and more.

Every year, a capital programme is agreed to identify maintenance and improvement works across parks and green spaces. Over the last five years, approximately £1.1 million has been invested into keeping Trafford play areas safe and open for the enjoyment of children across the borough.

Capital Greenspace Programme 2020-21

This year more than £200,000 is being invested to ensure as many play areas remain open as possible. 11 park play areas and 1 residential play area have been identified with an immediate need.

The following locations are due for improvement works this year. However, works are subject to the weather, which my slow us down.

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Ashton u Mersey

Ashton Park

Infants and Juniors

Surface repairs to swings, slide

Urmston, Flixton

Abbotsfield Park

Infants and Juniors

Repairs to Multiplay unit to Junior play area - Shrinkage around Multiplay Unit Repairs younger play area - Repair fencing round under 5s

Sale Moor

Bramhall Close

Play Area

Replacement of multiplay unit and surface, replacement of safety surface beneath basket swing

Davyhulme East

Davyhulme Park

Roller Hockey Court

Change use to outdoor gym with Installation of outdoor fitness equipment. Remove existing fencing and replace with knee rail.

Altrincham

Hendham Drive

Younger play area

Repair or remove log walling, repairs to safety surface

Clifford

Hullard Park

All ages play area

Repair to timber swing

Longford

Longford Park

Infants

Repair to surface edge

Timperley

Pickering Lodge

Infants and Junior

Repair to surface edge - reset rotator and swings

Longford

Seymour Park

Infants

Replace tricycle roundabout

Village

Timperley Green

Teens Play Area

Replacement of bark with grass mat, repairs to timber equipment

Priory

Worthington Park

Outdoor Fitness Area

Replacement of outdoor fitness equipment

Davyhulme West

Woodsend Park

Infants and Junior

Basket swing - loose frame, Multiplay unit

 

What happens if other equipment breaks or is vandalised?

Please report it, using the link at the top of the page.

Where possible, our teams will always look to repair broken or failed equipment as part of their maintenance work. Where this is not possible, issues will be added to the list for capital improvement works.

Each year a list of planned investment and improvements to play equipment across the borough is set. The programme for this year has already been determined and due to budget constraints, cannot accommodate any new projects. If you become aware of new issues, please continue to report it to us as you do now.

Each year, the list will be developed based on priority need, which means that we cannot guarantee that all new issues raised will make the final list. This is because more urgent issues will always move to the top of the list.