Play Parks to Reopen Across Bassetlaw

Play Parks to Reopen Across Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw District Council will begin the reopening of its play parks across the District with Kings’ Park, Retford, The Canch, Worksop and Langold Park opening on Saturday 4 July 2020. The reopening of play areas provides children with the opportunity to exercise and learn through play, which is beneficial for development and mental health.

We have 36 separate play areas to prepare for opening and we ask the public to bear with us as we work through the cleaning and safety measures necessary for us to re- open in line with Government guidance. The remainder of Council owned play areas will re-open on Monday 6th July.

Each play area will be given a deep clean with new signage installed prior to opening and they will be re-sprayed once a week on inspection.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said:

“We are opening our play areas in line with the governments Covid 19 secure guidelines and will be ensuring each facility has a deep clean prior to re-opening. One of the most important steps we have in tackling this virus is personal responsibility and in order to play safe, please follow our simple rules, including social distancing and waiting to use play equipment. Please also wash hands before and after visiting our play areas.”

New play park rules include:

Visitors should stay at least two metres apart from one another. In the case where equipment is busy, please wait until it is free, or return at a quieter time.

Proper hygiene practices should take place when visiting the playground.  Residents should place any of their rubbish into the bins provided, or take it home for disposal.

Only one family member to accompany children into the play area

To reduce the spread of germs, catch any sneezes or coughs in a tissue or sleeve, and place used tissues in the bin.

Eating or drinking should not take place within play areas and those using playgrounds should avoid touching their face, eyes, nose or mouth.

Parents and caregivers are responsible to ensure that their children sanitise or wash their hands before and after using the play area.

For the safety of others, do not use or visit any play areas if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath and a lack of taste or smell.


Full government guidance on the re-opening of playgrounds can be found on the Government website.

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 12, 2020