Pulling out all the stops for Big Park in Peacehaven

The cafe is almost ready, the skate park is nearly complete and a maginificent dragon is in the playground at Peacehaven’s Big Park.

Workers are pulling out all the stops to ensure the project is finished in time for the grand opening on Saturday March 7 from 11am to 4pm.

The playground will also boast some handcrafted oak gateways that were commissioned and carved for the park by local artist Keith Pettit.

Playsafe Playgrounds said: “We’re pulling out all the stops as the completion date and opening day looms on the horizon.

“The Peekaboo Wall, complete with the stainless steel port holes, is now installed.

“We have also installed the embankment slide and made a start installing the cross members for the balance frame in the Adventure Area.

“The phenomenal dragon’s head is now positioned pride of place in the Toddler Area.

“There’s still plenty to do onsite, so next week we’ll be laying turf, continuing the completion of the play equipment, laying safety surfacing and preparing for the landscaping works.”

The grand opening will include a skate jam, puppet shows, cafe opening and interactive archeology.

The gateways for the park were inspired by Bronze Age rock art and will capture the changing light and weather of the downs.

A number of Bronze Age artefacts were found on the site of the Big Park, now called Centenary Park.

A tree planting event will be held at the park on Saturday February 21 from 10am to 2pm to start work on the Community Orchard.