This weekend sees the grand opening of a stunning new play area set within landscaped gardens in the heart of Folkestone. The new facility, adjacent to the recently opened Radnor Park Tea Room provides zoned areas with play equipment for a variety of age ranges, new pathways, planting & seating and the fully restored Victorian water fountain with a statue of St Eanswythe – the Patron Saint of Folkestone.

Martello was appointed by Shepway District Council to act as CDM Principal Designer and Project Co-ordinator for the play park and have been on site over the last 3 months.

The Radnor Park Play Area was the brainchild of local mum Susie Illman who set up the Radnor Park Community Group to raise funds for the project and is being delivered in partnership with Shepway District Council, the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Folkestone Town Council, Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Ground Charity and East Kent College.

As a local firm where a number of our team have young children it’s been a fascinating project to be involved in – the provision of good quality play equipment in this under-utilised park is a great addition to the local area.

More information about the Radnor Park Play Area and how Susie Illman started the Community Group can be found in the Community News section of the latest Shepway Today magazine.