New Park in Larkhill

THE new Friendship Park in Larkhill is now officially open after the whole community pulled together to raise the money to fund it.

Liz Murray, 35, moved to the town two years ago with her husband Rob, a major with 32 Regiment the Royal Artillery, and their toddler son James She noticed the lack of play facilities for children and decided to do something about it.

She gained the support of the Larkhill Community Partnership and Larkhill Garrison as well as Wiltshire Council, Plain Action, the Regional Development Agency, the army, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, SSAFA and businesses.

And on Friday, after 12 months of hard work by all those involved, the Friendship Play Park, between Wilson Road and Alan Brooke Road, opened.

It is one of the largest play facilities in an MoD housing area in the country and has innovative equipment designed to promote playing together and suitable for children up to 12 years old.

“The whole point,” said Mrs Murray, “is that it is about friendship and it is for everyone. The support we have had has been great.”

Attributed to Salisbury Journal

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