New play area at Pugneys Country Park

New play area to be built at Pugneys Country Park.
New play area to be built at Pugneys Country Park.

A new state-of-the-art children’s play area and an adult fitness trail will be coming to Pugneys Country Park.

Construction work started on the new play area last Tuesday, which will have a shipwreck theme and feature two timber galleons.

Children will be able to walk the plank, check out the park from a look-out tower and enjoy swings, a climbing frame and a sandpit.

The play area is being built by Wicksteed Playgrounds and is due to be completed by the end of April.

Coun Les Shaw, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “Pugneys is fantastic and these facilities will enhance what we already have in place.

“We have listened to what people have said they would like to see at the park and I am sure these new additions will be a big hit with the children.”

A ‘trim trail’ walk for adults will also be installed around the lake. The mile long route will feature eight outdoor fitness stations, which together will offer a full body workout.

Work will start on the trail later this month and it is due to open in April.

The park is well known for its water sports and will be offering taster sessions to visitors in May.