The Mayor of Darlington, Councillor Veronica Copeland, has cut the ribbon to officially open the Warwick Square play area.
Around 100 local residents turned out for the opening of the new play area, which has been created as part of the regeneration of the Minors Crescent area in Darlington.
The new play park is intended for toddlers and has been supported by funding from Darlington Borough Council and North Star Housing.
The project was managed by Groundwork North East & Cumbria, who worked with local residents on its development.
During the event, which included a free barbecue and ice cream, residents were also invited to give their views on what the second and final phase of the play area should include.
Speaking at the event, the Mayor, Councillor Veronica Copeland, said: “I’m delighted to have been invited to open these new facilities and join in the community celebrations.
“I hope the new play area will be enjoyed by local children for many years to come.”
Lisa Locke, programme manager for Groundwork NE & Cumbria explained: “Warwick Square has been a lovely project to see through to completion and it’s fantastic to see that children are already enjoying the benefits of a new play facility on their doorstep.”
Councillor Andy Scott, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet member for housing, added: “It’s great to see this latest addition to the community facilities can now be enjoyed by local youngsters and we look forward to working with residents and our partners on the next phase of the project.”
Source: Darlington Borough Council