Playground Resurfacing Project

Published: 27 September 2023

We urgently need to replace the play surface at our much loved and well-used play area at Pangbourne Recreation Ground. The current playground was installed 14 years ago with a rubber mulch surface. This surface has now deteriorated and is urgently in need of replacement. Despite our efforts to repair patches, there are large areas that are now breaking away and the resulting holes are now potential trip hazards.

We would like to replace the rubber mulch with a more hardwearing rubber "wet pour" surface which will provide a safer, more user-friendly and more accessible play area, and ensure that this wonderful facility can continue for many years to come. Advice from playground specialists is that creating a proper sub-base for the new surface will ensure it drains better and lasts longer.

Pangbourne Parish Council has some funds set aside towards this work, however this is a big and expensive project. We have been granted generous funding from Greenham Common Trust via the Good Exchange and from the National Lottery, but we need support in the form of donations from the community to help us unlock some of this funding.

If you would like to make a donation towards replacing the play surface, please visit our fundraising page: