Pupils play part in new Hunslet recreation area

Pupils from four local primary schools have all played their part in the new design for a brand new recreation area in Hunslet.  

Children from Hunslet Carr, St Joseph and Cross Flatts primary schools and South Leeds Academy have all taken part in a consultation exercise to determine what facilities they would like to see as part of Leeds City Council-funded improvements to Pepper Road recreation ground.

The final designs for the recreation area included facilities for children across all ages, including a new children’s play area with modern play facilities for young children and a skate park for older children. 

The £150k investment in the area will also include new pathways, landscaping and bins.

 It is hoped that the new range of facilities and attractions will improve the overall visitor experience and provide a safe and secure environment for local children play and socialise.

Councillor Elizabeth Nash (City & Hunslet) said: 

“It is great to see pupils from local schools involved in the decision making of what happens in their own community. 

“The recreation area was small, outdated and needed investment. However, the new play area and skate park will be a massive improvement which will turn Pepper Road into a popular recreation facility for local youngsters to enjoy.”