New play area for Hatch Quarry

30 March 2016

The completion of a new children’s play area, has been celebrated by local children and those involved on the project.

Sitting on the corner of Cowbridge Street and Bridge Street, the impressive new play facilities form part of a wider open space that children can safely enjoy.


The new play facilities represent a significant investment in the open space and include a variety of play equipment for 4 - 12 year old children, new seating and a metal bow top fence.  Trees surrounding the park, known locally as Hatch Quarry, have also been cut back to allow more light into the area and make it a more attractive area for people to use.

The work is part of Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places programme of investment and is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.  

It was project managed by the Vale of Glamorgan’s Countryside Team’s landscape architects in partnership with the Council’s Parks Management Team and contractor, HAGS SMP.

Leader of the Council and local Ward Member, Cllr Neil Moore, was delighted to see the work completed: “It is great to see that Hatch Quarry has been transformed into a space that the whole community can use.

“The park itself is safe, secure and gives children in the area a wonderful place to play and have fun.  However, I would remind members of the public that as this is a children’s play area, the whole park is designated as a dog free zone.”