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Coronavirus (COVID-19): playground updates

Our playgrounds and open spaces remain open in line with the national restrictions from 5 November 2020.

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

Using public outdoor play facilities safely.

  • Parents and guardians should be aware that wearing face coverings in a playground setting could pose an additional safety risk. Government guidance states face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. See government guidance on face coverings.
  • 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. 

On this page:

Rochdale playgrounds

Here's a list of the playgrounds in Rochdale separated by council ward areas.

Balderstone playgrounds:

Brimrod and Deeplish playgrounds: Castleton playgrounds: Central and Falinge playgrounds: Healey playgrounds: Newbold and Kingsway playgrounds: Norden and Bamford playgrounds: Smallbridge and Wardleworth playgrounds: Spotland playgrounds:

Heywood playgrounds

Here's a list of the playgrounds in Heywood separated by council ward areas.

Heywood North playgrounds:

Heywood South playgrounds: Heywood West playgrounds:

Middleton playgrounds

Here's a list of the playgrounds in Middleton separated by council ward areas.

Middleton Central playgrounds:

Middleton East playgrounds: Middleton North playgrounds: Middleton South playgrounds: Middleton West playgrounds:

Pennine playgrounds

Here's a list of the playgrounds in the Pennines separated by council ward areas.

Littleborough playgrounds:

Milnrow and Newhey playgrounds: Wardle playgrounds:

Report broken or unsafe playground equipment

To report broken or unsafe playground equipment:

  1. Email us and include the name of the playground and describe what's broken or unsafe.
  2. We aim to respond within 30 minutes to any emergency problems or hazards you report.
  3. We'll inspect the broken equipment and try to make it safe as soon as possible. If the fault can't be repaired immediately, we'll close the equipment to keep children on the playground safe.

Email to report equipment problems

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