Play Innovation helps L&Q deliver £1m transformation of playgrounds and active spaces

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Play Innovation, a global leader in tackling inactivity in children, young people and adults with their interactive yet non-electronic target games and play equipment, is helping housing association L&Q transform a number of underused playground areas into modern and safe spaces for everyone to enjoy.

L&Q has invested £1m specifically for the improvements of seven community playgrounds in London and Essex. Working together, Play Innovation and property services provider, Axis Europe, have redesigned and rejuvenated derelict and unused areas into inclusive, safe and friendly spaces for L&Q’s residents and local communities to enjoy and be proud of.

Among the projects were the Pocket Park play area and the Silwood Street Ball Court Zone in South East London – both if which have been reconstructed and brought back to life.

The investment in the parks include the installation of Play Innovation’s Hype multi-sports goals with colourful sensory basketball backboards, inclusive play and sport target games Street Snooker X and Crossbar King, a new outdoor gym by TGOGC and personal training zone for use by local PT’s and cross fit fans.

The new facilities are designed to tackle inactivity and inequality and to inspire people to become physically active in a fun, engaging way, as part of L&Q’s commitment to creating thriving neighbourhoods and sustainable communities.

According to Marco Boi, founder of Play Innovation and lead designer/consultant for the programme, L&Q’s mission aligns perfectly with the Play Innovation’s ethos of tackling inactivity and delivering impactful social value through the creation of engaging, active spaces.

Boi said: “As a father of two teenage daughters I know the importance of creating safe spaces for them to enjoy and be active.

“A well thought-out space should entertain and involve anyone regardless of age, ability or background. We’re excited to see the finishing touches being added and to officially launch these projects for L&Q.”