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Windhill Wild Park is now open!

17 July 2023

By: Emma Wragg - JU:MP Staff

JU:MP is delighted to announce the opening of Windhill Wild Park, a new interactive outdoor space in Windhill, on the outskirts of Shipley.

The project which is a collaboration between JU:MP, Bradford Council, Make Space For Girls and Windhill Community Centre provides families a space to take part in performance, physical activity and sports.

The official opening took place on Thursday 13th July and saw members of the community take part in activities which included multi sports, games and refreshments to celebrate the launch.

The green space has been co-designed by gaining feedback from members of the community who will be using the facilities. This was achieved through regular workshops facilitated by the JU:MP research team as well as social media and action group meetings to gain their opinion and model how the park could look.

Speaking about the launch of the Windhill Wild Park, Kammy Siddique, Community Engagement Manager for JU:MP said:

This exciting project has really shown the power of working together to bring to the community a very different greenspace. We have worked with community groups, children, young people and their families, school leaders and statutory organisations to co-design the new Wild Park. We really hope this type of facility can increase the level of imaginative and adventurous play.

The project has seen an area of the recreation ground transformed with key features which include climbing rocks, an accessible wide slide, picnic benches allowing individuals to rest and relax and landmark rainbow poles to add a splash of colour. Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw said:

This is a fantastic project for Windhill and is a much-needed improvement of this space that will be enjoyed by families and residents for many years to come. The work that has taken place in designing it with the community and particularly listening to the feedback of local girls on what sort of space they would enjoy and feel safe in has been exemplary. It’s a real testament to the work of JU:MP and our Council officers in the landscapes team.

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