Play areas

The Council currently provides, manages and maintains 114 equipped play areas throughout Calderdale.

The range of play areas varies from traditional playgrounds to new adventure play areas, multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and skateparks. The facilities at each play area cater for a wide range of children of all ages and abilities.

Fixed play facilities provide outdoor activities for children to use and enjoy in their local area. Playing outside is a fundamental part of helping children learn new skills, explore their boundaries and develop new experiences to learn and grow from.

Find a play area

Beech recreational ground

To find a play area, download: PDFPlay areas [PDF 91KB]

For more information on the location of play areas and other facilities within Calderdale, see: Calderdale maps online.

Maintenance of play areas

Each play area is visited regularly by playground inspectors to check the safety and operation of the equipment. This is in addition to a full annual inspection and annual risk assessment.

Minor maintenance work is carried out at the time of the inspection. More major work is assigned to a dedicated play area maintenance team, who complete repairs according to priority.

For more information, or to leave feedback on Calderdale's play areas, contact:

  • Username Safer Cleaner Greener
  • Email parks@calderdale.gov.uk
  • Address
    Safer Cleaner Greener Services
    Spring Hall Mansion
    Huddersfield Road
    Halifax
    HX3 0AQ