Woodlands Park (The Spinney), Ivybridge

What New Play Equipment Would You Like?

We have £25,000 to spend on new play equipment for Woodlands Park and we want to hear from you.

This is your chance to tell us what kind of equipment you'd like to see and what your children would most enjoy. Taking into account the most popular suggestions from the earlier consultation and the budget available, the choices are between:

 

Option A – a large climbing frame, which can be used by several children at the same time and provides a range of play features

 

Option B – a smaller climbing frame and a roundabout/spinner

 

Option C – a zip wire and a roundabout/spinner

The consultation will run for four weeks from Friday 9 July. Just click the button below to complete the survey and share your thoughts!

Find out the results of our 2020 survey, and our planned changes below!

More than 300 people completed our survey about Woodlands Park, Ivybridge in December 2020 - thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts!

The survey found that local people love the size and openness of the park. They find it safe and secure, and a great space for children and for dog walking.

What you told us
  • 93% of you would like to see improvements to the wildlife pond area

  • 85% would like to enhance the park for wildlife by leaving some areas of grass to grow longer

  • 78% want more seating

  • 78% support additional play equipment

  • 73% want more trees to be planted

Take a look at all the results of the survey here.

However, people also commented that the play equipment was only really suitable for very young children, and that the pond area needed improvement. As a result, these are the areas we'll be focusing our improvements on.

Your Design for Woodlands Park

Work to clear out the pond and clear the weed from the side of the pond has already begun, with the dipping platform area next in line for a makeover. We'll also be adding an information board about the wildlife you might find in and around the pond.

More trees will be planted, and more seating provided. As part of this, residents have the chance to purchase a memorial tree or bench for the park at half price. 

The cost for a bench is £800 (usually £1,600) and includes installation, a commemorative plaque and a ten year maintenance plan. A memorial tree is £140 (usually £280) including planting, memorial plaque and maintenance.

If you'd like to know more, please email parks@swdevon.gov.uk

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