Shepton Mallet Town Council is excited to announce the redevelopment of Collett Park’s playground. This exciting opportunity has been made possible by support from charitable donations and will see the area redesigned to enhance and reflect the natural beauty of the park and cater to people of all abilities, with a dynamic and inclusive play area suitable for a wider age group.

Following consultation from residents and stakeholders, the current play area was identified as a priority for redevelopment, with limited equipment and play value. The extensive renovation is being carried out by Sutcliffe Play South West, whose creative design will encourage creativity and inclusive play. The new playground will feature areas for quiet play, toddlers and juniors, with a range of innovative and stimulating equipment for children of all ages and abilities, including an active climbing net, trampoline, rope bridge, sensory games panel, and activity tables.

The new playground will be an invaluable space for children and families to come together and is the first stage of a series of ambitious plans to enhance other facilities in the park. We will be consulting with residents in the coming months on these exciting future developments for Collett Park.

Construction of the new playground is expected to start in the New Year and we will continue to share any news and updates on its progress from now until its planned opening by the end of March 2023.