Get ready for a new way to play in Hartham

Crowdfunded play equipment at Hartham Common
Work has started to turn Hartham play area into a destination play area that the county town can be proud of.

East Herts Council will be working with Groundwork East and Honours to deliver the project which will see the creation of a fun and varied play area with inclusive equipment and different landscapes to capture the imagination. This will include features that take inspiration from the rivers and woodland in the park with more seating and picnic areas for fun, family days out. 

Residents and visitors can look forward to experiencing the crowdfunded treetop towers as well as sand pit play, dinosaur bones to dig up, water play elements and improved shade which was a popular request during consultation. 

Eric Buckmaster, executive member for wellbeing, East Herts Council, said: 
"We are so pleased that we can get the project underway after delays due to Covid-19. The project team, Hertford Playground Alliance, residents and visitors have been waiting for this for such a long time after last year's crowdfunder. 

"This new play space promises to be a great landmark for Hertford and a place for families to enjoy time and time again.”

The play area closed on Monday 5 October and will remain closed for the duration of the project. The build is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2021. 

East Herts Council are also investing in Trinity Close play area in Bishop's Stortford. To keep up to date with both projects follow the council's social media channels. 

You can find alternative play areas whilst these closures are in place and capacity information on the council website.