Work has begun to rejuvenate Daisy Dip play area

The renovations will create a new and improved space for families to spend time together outside and be active.

Daisy Dip

Southampton City Council is improving the play area at Daisy Dip in Swaythling. The renovations will create a new and improved space for families to spend time together outside and be active.

The new play equipment has been chosen by the Friends of Daisy Dip following a consultation in March with the project being delivered by the City Services Landscape Team.

The Friends of Daisy Dip Group comments: “We're very excited to see the work for the new play area starting at Daisy Dip. Together with money raised and grants secured by Friends of Daisy Dip, it’s going to make a huge difference to our local community and we're proud to have helped make it possible.”

Councillor Lorna Fielker, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, says: “Daisy Dip is a great example of the commitment we are making to improve play areas and green spaces across the city and these outdoor spaces have many health and wellbeing benefits for children and adults alike. Over the years, Daisy Dip has been susceptible to flooding, but we’ve been working closely with the Friends Group and local community, to ensure that the new designs will help to alleviate these issues, making this much-loved play area somewhere people can enjoy all year round. There’s good progress being made, and we’ll share more updates as things develop.”

The castle-themed play area will be enclosed by a moat of wild-flowers and accessed via bridges with the work expected to be completed in November. For updates on how work is progressing, follow @friendsofdaisydip on Facebook.