New Play Sculptures at Great Linford Manor Park
We have welcomed new arrivals to Great Linford Manor Park!
Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a new sculptural play trail is being installed at Great Linford Manor Park. It was co-developed with local school children who wanted to see more varied options for playing in the park.
Inspired by the stones at the edge of the canal (located at What3Words: asset.kickbacks.soils), the new trail will run all the way through the park and features play objects that intepret the heritage of the park through children's eyes.
Above: Chainsaw-carved sheep interpret the wider parkland beyond the ha-ha, where grazing sheep and cattle were once found. By Luke Chapman. Located at What3Words: blanking.weeks.plant.
Above: Fossil shell shapes have been carved into large boulders to highlight the fascinating geology of the park. By Francis Stone Design. Located at What3Words: openly.crowd.handbag.
Above: Lime leaf stepping stones lead visitors to the Linford Lime tree. Located at What3Words: bleak.brushing.gratitude.
Above: Metal horseshoes representing the historic horse-drawn canal boats. Located at What3Words: zoos.searcher.clasping.
Above: Carved wooden snake, a suggestion from local schoolchildren, made from Sequiodendron. Grass will grow up through its cradle to blend into the surroundings. By Ian Freemantle. Located at What3Words: adjust.roadshow.ushering.
Above: Wildflower seedpods in the Church Meadow, inspired by the flowers that grow there in the summer. By Ian Freemantle. Located at What3Words: universally.lines.refer.
We'd love to see your photos of the play trail. You can share them with us on social media @TheParksTrust.