A PARK in Thornbury will be given a £48,000 transformation to provide a new play area.

The ‘much-needed’ redevelopment of Osprey Park’s play area is set to go ahead this October or November.

An artist’s impression has revealed what children have to look forward to, with fitness games and trampolines set to be installed.

A wheelchair accessible roundabout and a two-metre high wavy slide will also feature.

The plans have been drawn up by playground equipment company Proludic, who also created the play area at Bristol’s Greville Smyth Park.

Thornbury Town Council has funded the equipment through its budget and reserves, while £12,000 has come from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – a charge levied by local authorities on new developments in their area.

A council spokeswoman said: “Thornbury Town Council is very much looking forward to seeing the finished play area and hope that families who visit it will have lots of fun using the new equipment.

“We have tried to include something for all age groups as well as some accessible equipment.

“This redevelopment is part of a rolling replacement programme for all play areas in Thornbury and we will be looking at improving another play area in 2020.”

The exact equipment has not yet been finalised and a survey has been set up asking people to choose between different options. The survey is available at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BG7QJ7C

Two consultation events are being held on Saturday to ask parents and children their views.

The first is in St Mary’s Shopping Centre from 10.30am to 12noon and the second at the Osprey Park play area from 1.30pm to 3pm.