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Trent Country Park Playground Upgrade

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Trent Country Park Playground Upgrade

Trent Country Park Playground Upgrade

Friends of Trent Country Park By Friends of Trent Country Park

Children love Trent Park's playgrounds but the equipment is failing and there is no money to replace it. The Friends are fundraising to replace two items in the 8-13 Natural Play Area. Please help!

Barnet Idea stage

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Trent Country Park lies within the London Borough of Enfield [LBE], where levels of childhood obesity are among the highest in London and well above the national average. There are also some very deprived areas of the borough where life expectancy is much lower than average. Access to the outdoors and fun ways to exercise are therefore very important so that the borough's children can live healthy and happy lives. Trent Country Park is the countryside next door for Enfield's residents, easily reached by bus, underground, car, bike and foot. Its 413-acres draw over a million visitors a year, many of them families with children. The park currently has two playgrounds for under and over 8s. Unfortunately, equipment in the 8-13 natural play area is coming to the end of its life and there is no public money available to replace it as it fails. The Friends, whose goals include park improvements, aim to raise the money to replace the two items that have so far been decommissioned.

What we'll deliver:

  • One Richter Swing Scale [like for like replacement]
  • One Basket Swing [like for like replacement]

Why it's a great idea:

A visit to the park should be fun for all ages and there's nothing like a playground for engaging young people in healthy, outdoor activity. Trent Country Park welcomes many thousands of children every year and lots of them make a bee-line for the playgrounds. The Natural Play Area is in a lovely woodland setting and it provides fun, adventurous activities - but the choices have been dwindling. Let's keep our young visitors happy and active by refurbishing the equipment.

Steps to get it done:

  • Place an order for the equipment.
  • Install the equipment.


Location Barnet

About the space

Natural Play Area for 8-13 year-olds


London Borough of Enfield

How will the money be spent?Total £16,094

Richter 6.10000 Swing Scales - £7,092 (44%)
Basket Swing - £5,027 (31%)
Maintenance - £1,818 (11%)
Installation - £606 (4%)
Other - £1,551 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Richter 6.10000 Swing Scales
Basket Swing
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • 1] An extra piece of play equipment
  • 2] One or more family fun events to promote activity in the park
  • 3] Child-friendly signage to explain the importance of activity and fun suggestions

Total £16,094

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