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Coronavirus (COVID-19): playground updates

Allowing your children to use play facilities in parks in the borough of Rochdale is done so at your own risk. 

Parents and guardians should be aware that wearing a face covering in a playground setting could pose an additional safety risk. You should use your own judgement on whether your child should wear one.

Using public outdoor play facilities safely.

  • All children, parents and guardians should observe social distancing.
  • Only one family member should accompany a child.
  • Limit time spent on each piece of equipment to reduce close contact with others and allow access for other users. 
  • Clean hands often - bring sanitiser and/or hand wipes to clean your own and your children's hands and avoid touching faces.
  • Use sanitiser gel or hand wipes to clean touch points such as handles.
  • Catch It, Bin It, Kill It - use a tissue or arm if you or your children need to cough or sneeze.
  • Adults should remind children not to put their mouth on equipment or their hands in their mouth.
  • Do not consume food or drink within outdoor play facilities.
  • Use the litter bins provided to dispose of any waste including wet wipes or protective wear such as face coverings. Alternatively take it home with you. 
  • If you're using the outdoor gyms you should bring your own towel and hygiene products and wipe down equipment after use. 

The Playground Service was set up to improve the quality and response time to the maintenance and inspection of our play areas. The service aims to meet an emergency response time of 30 minutes to any problems that may occur.

Area LocationPlaygrounds
HeywoodHeywood North
HeywoodHeywood South
  • Hopwood Rec
  • Seven Stars
HeywoodHeywood West
MiddletonMiddleton Central
  • Willows Park
  • Milton Street Children and Family Centre
MiddletonMiddleton East
  • Brookside Crescent
  • Mount Road
  • The Downs
  • The Heath
MiddletonMiddleton North
  • Brassey Street
  • Tennyson Road
MiddletonMiddleton South
  • Limetrees
  • Parkfield
MiddletonMiddleton West
Littleborough, Milnrow and WardleLittleborough
Littleborough, Milnrow and WardleMilnrow
Littleborough, Milnrow and WardleWardle
RochdaleBrimrod and Deeplish
  • Alder Road
  • Castleton Neighbourhood Office
  • Chesham Avenue
  • Heywood Road
RochdaleCentral and Falinge
RochdaleNorden and Bamford
  • Caldershaw Road
  • Hutchinson Road
RochdaleSmallbridge and Wardleworth
  • Crimble Street
  • Denehurst Park
  • Denehurst Road
  • Ings Lane

Contact us for information on the functions of the Playground Officer role and the various interactions with other officers, departments and outside bodies which take place in order to provide the Playground Service.

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