A new £80,000 children’s playground in Basford is ready to be officially opened this week.

The facility at Stockhill Park, which has a theme in keeping with the nearby fire station, has come about after a partnership between Nottingham City Council and the local residents’ group, Saltar.

It includes climbing frames, two sets of swings, a roundabout and fire engine-themed play equipment, and coincides with the refurbishment of the park’s pavilion which has recently had more than £15,000 of investment to bring it back into use.

The money for the playground project came from a £50,000 WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental) grant, with the remainder coming from the City Council.

A family fun day will be held on Wednesday, August 12 between 3pm and 6pm, including an official opening ceremony at 4pm. There will be a bouncy castle and inflatables, climbing wall and arts and crafts, while food and refreshments will be on sale.

As part of the same project, some tree planting will take place later in the year with two interpretation panels about the history of the park and surrounding area.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Nottingham City Council, said: “This is a fantastic step forward for Stockhill Park and one of the first new play areas in the city for a number of years.

“We’re very grateful to WREN for their continued investment in our parks and open spaces, and hope that families will enjoy this play area for many years to come.”