Exciting changes on the way to Milton Country Park after playground appeal success
Milton Country Park will get a zip wire, climbing equipment and new swings as part of a playground revamp after smashing fundraising targets.
More than £128,000 has been raised to help build new playground equipment at Milton Country Park.
The target was £115,000.
Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, the charity which manages the park, said the playground was designed following several consultations with visitors and local school children.
It includes a zip-wire, climbing frames and swings, all in a “natural design in keeping with the park setting”.
Amount raised so far...
Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust: £10,000
Amey Community Fund: £40,000
Tesco Bags of Help: £5,000
Milton Country Park Autumn Festival: £4,000
One Step Beyond Events: £1,000
3 Dimensions Ltd: £1,000
Cambridge Classics: £250
Redgate Software: £500
Tesco Milton: £500
Trinity College: £500
Elite Swimming Academy: £500
Cambridge Building Society: £100
SCDC Community Chest Funding: £898.18
Friends of MCP: £1360.25
Cambridge Parkrun (17.02.2018): £92.50
Individual donations: £2279.88
A spokesperson for Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust said: “The children were so keen on having a zip-wire we’ve added a double zip-wire to the design so that they can play with their friends!
“The design has been broken down into three phases. How much we can do is entirely dependent on how much we can raise.
“This design can be added to with more play equipment, landscaping, planting and seating. As our funds grow so can our ideas!!
“A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us with this project.
“It couldn’t happen without you and we are looking forward to creating something really special.”
The trust aim to have the new playground open by June this year.
You can still donate online to help the playground get more equipment, or text text MCPK01 £5 or £10 to 70070.