Decoy Park is now open to the public

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(Last Updated On: August 13, 2021)

The newly refurbished flagship play park in Newton Abbot has now reopened.

The revamped and newly equipped Decoy Play Park now boasts a range of new and refurbished equipment and a replacement trim trail to the perimeter of Decoy Lake.

Teignbridge District Council carried out the work in partnership with Redlynch Leisure for the redesign and installation of the park, located within Decoy Country Park near the main entrance.

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Executive Member for Leisure Services, Cllr Andrew MacGregor, said: “After over 15 years of use, we’re really pleased to have given this park a new lease of life, providing a robust and high-quality playground for all ages and abilities – all in keeping with the beautiful Decoy Country Park setting.

“The park gives local families and visitors access to green space, wildlife and opportunities for recreation and adventure – all on their doorstep. Spending time in these settings is an important way for children to develop confidence and self-esteem and get the regular exercise and fresh air that’s so important for their health and wellbeing.

“I’d like to thank our officers and contractors for a great piece of work in the revitalisation of this popular facility, and also thank residents and visitors for their patience while the work has taken place.”

The equipment and surfacing is themed around three play zones – toddler, junior and adventure, and the whole area has been landscaped to revitalise the area and create the feeling of a brand new play space.

The existing trim trail around the perimeter of the lake has been replaced with a new robust and attractive trail designed to fit into the natural landscape setting.

The water play features within the existing wet play zone are currently being installed and will be operational once the testing has been safely completed – this is likely to be a couple of weeks after the opening of the main play park.

Decoy Country Park provides an array of activities and pursuits ranging from orienteering to lakeside walks and water sports and attracts 500,000 visitors a year.

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