A council has become the first in the country to install a new type of play area for young people.

Horsham District Council has opened the Numuga at Roffey Recreation Ground near Leith View Road, Horsham.

This features an "innovative collection of equipment" which allows people to play football, rugby, cricket, basketball, netball and tennis all within one compact space.

The area, designed for teenagers and young adults, also has a "chill zone" with hammocks and an outdoor gym.

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Seats and new plants have been installed to make the space "welcoming" for everyone.

The council's cabinet member for leisure, culture and green spaces Councillor Jon Olson said: "It is great to see the new youth zones at Roffey Rec already being enjoyed by local children and young people as we ensure they have safe places to be active and play.

"The new equipment complements the medieval themed play park for younger children and gives the area wider appeal as a space for everyone, right at the heart of the Roffey community of Horsham."

To celebrate the opening, the council has planned a free sports and activity afternoon on May 31 from  noon to 3pm.

The regeneration project was funded through Section 106 contributions, which is money provided by housing developers to improve leisure facilities.