There are 84 play areas across the East Riding with play equipment such as climbing frames and swings for young children.
All council play areas in the East Riding are fully open for use. Families using them are asked to take notice of signs at all sites reminding them about the COVID-19 restrictions in place to help keep everyone safe.
They include the following guidelines:
Judge the risk of COVID-19 to you and your family before entering the play area
If you or anyone in your family are showing symptoms of COVID-19 do not enter the play area
Wash or sanitise your hands before and after using the play area, and try not to touch your face whilst visiting.
Whilst we don’t have any money to fund play projects, we can help to get your ideas up and running and we will support you right to the end. Please read our advice below and get in touch with our play and early years team to discuss your thoughts and ideas:
Consider any other people you know who might get involved
Find out what children, young people, parents and members of the community would like to see in their area
Identify a suitable place to locate the facility - contact land owners about leasing arrangements. If you do not know who owns the potential land, contact your local town and parish council or the council’s Terrier Team on (01482) 393941
Adults can sometimes mistake boisterous play as anti-social behaviour. Young people hanging around in groups or children shouting should not be always interpreted as having any serious or malicious purpose. Children should be allowed to be children and that sometimes means making mistakes. It is the adults’ role to support children to make the most of their childhood and enjoy their community.
If you are concerned about the way children and young people are playing, please contact us:
Personal safety concerns
If you feel intimidated or threatened by a child or young person’s behaviour, you can report it as anti social behaviour: Report anti-social behaviour
For criminal offences
Please call the police on 999 if you believe a crime is being committed or somebody is in danger. Call their 101 non-emergency number for non-immediate issues.
We inspect larger urban play areas every week and small rural play areas every two weeks. Our inspection officers are trained and are Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) qualified. An independent inspector carries out an annual inspection.