PRL_8712 Lake edge and willows.jpg

Himley park Playground

In summer 2021 we asked for your views about installation of a new playground in our grounds, as it had been identified that the park does not have a dedicated area for children.

We are proposing to extend our offer for visitors with children by building a child’s play area, toilet facilities and a small catering facility on the Capability Brown landscaped gardens.

Great news, our survey supported our own views – that there is a huge demand for such an area at the park.  We have gained funding of over £400k to build a dedicated area and are currently consulting with South Staffordshire to gain their agreement and pulling up plans, such as playground equipment wants.

 

The proposal is that this playground would be situated in the old tennis pavilion area of the park and will cause minimal disruption during the build process.  We plan to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on – keep checking this website. 

 

Don’t worry if you are an adult who enjoys using the park to go for walks as we are intending for this area to be unintrusive so should not affect your enjoyment of the site.

Drawing exhibition

 

As part of our preparation, we would like the borough’s younger children to draw their dream playground, imagining it in situ on the grounds of the parkland.

 

We will be picking a selection of these artworks to form part of a future exhibition within the Hall, being held February half term.  Parents will need to come to check where their child’s artwork is on display!  A few lucky children may even see their ideas worked into the final proposals for the playground.

 

Terms

  • the drawing activity is open to children aged 10 and below (adults can assist)

  • the activity is for fun only - the drawings are not intended to determine the final design/construction of the playground, but elements may be included, if viable and appropriate

  • children can submit as many drawings as they wish – there is no maximum number

  • there is no prize associated with this activity, but some submissions will form the basis of a forthcoming exhibition at Himley Hall during February 2022 half term

  • drawings may be futured in future promotional campaigns, but the child’s name will not be mentioned – only their age and township location

  • submissions should be no larger than A4

  • Submissions can be scanned in and emailed to  himley.hall@dudley.gov.uk; or posted to Himley Hall & Park, Himley, Dudley, DY3 4DF

  • Closing date for submissions is 4pm Friday 10 January 2022