CHILDREN in the Holme Valley will get a much-needed improved play area.
The Sycamore recreation ground, at New Mill Road, Holmfirth, is due to be given a £30,000 overhaul this summer.
Local people are being asked to give their views on the plans which will create facilities for younger children and teenagers.
The scheme, part of Kirklees Council's annual £½m playground improvement scheme is a joint project between Kirklees and Holme Valley Parish Councils.
Plans include new steel play equipment, play bark surfacing, a basketball "pod" set on tarmac, seating and dog-proof fencing.
A spokesman from Kirklees Council's culture and leisure services department said it was hoped to complete the work by the end of the summer.
He said the work was being done as part of the council's playground improvement programme, aimed at improving the 280 play sites in Kirklees.
He said the Sycamore rec site, which has just four swings at present, would undergo major improvemnts.
It was also hoped to create a new footpath as part of the scheme.
Local residents have received hand-delivered letters asking for their views and ideas on the plans.