Around sixty local schoolchildren joined Keith to celebrate the completion of a £40,000 refurbishment of a popular neighbourhood play area on Friday.
Pupils from Wyvern Primary School joined Keith and Assistant City Mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair to launch the revamped play area on Rushey Fields Recreation Ground.
Leicester City Council has installed new equipment at the popular play area including a giant rope swing, a large climbing frame with slide aimed at older children, a climbing frame, lookout tower and slide for toddlers, and a seesaw, swings, spinners and seating.
A new timber boardwalk has been built across the existing sandpit, and the area has been replanted with new shrubs and trees.
Children at Wyvern Primary School have been designing a new children’s chair for the play area. Their drawings will provide the inspiration for the new seat which will be carved by members of the city council’s trees and woodland team in time for the schools’ summer holiday.
Keith said: “I am delighted to Open the refurbished play area in Rushey Fields Recreation Ground. The play area is suited to all ages and abilities with classic fun on the giant rope swing, climbing frame and slide, plus other features.
With the summer months approaching it will be somewhere for the children to come and spend hours on the new equipment in the open air, rather than indoors. A wonderful way to keep fit.”