AN eight-year-old schoolboy has designed the logo for a new £60,000 play park at a shopping centre.

Rhys Savin, of Darras Hall Primary School, won Dalton Park's competition to design an official brand logo for the new Shop and Slide park.

Rhys’ artistic flair and clever play on words caught the attention of judges and was chosen unanimously from over 120 school children’s entries to the Leave your mark, name the Play Park competition launched by the outlet shopping centre.

“Rhys loves having his design in the play park and can't wait to show it off to his family and friends, and maybe his own kids one day", said mum Donna Savin.

“He opened all the art materials in his winner’s hamper once he got home and said thank you very much as he loves art, especially drawing and painting.

“He also made the school newsletter when he won. They are very, very proud of him. Thanks again Dalton Park.”

Sophie Robinson, placemaking, marketing and communications manager at Dalton Park, added: “We’re thrilled with our new Shop and Slide play park logo designed by Rhys.

“His artistic flair really impressed the judging panel and they loved his imaginative design concept - perfect for a place where our guests love to use their imaginations through play.

"It was brilliant to unveil Rhys’ plaque to him and his family – we hope it will continue to be a legacy piece for many years to come, and we see a very bright future in art and design for Rhys. Well done from everyone here at Dalton Park!”

Suitable for children aged between two and 12, the park includes a number of accessible, inclusive features such as an extra-wide slide, easy access ramps, and an in-ground roundabout suitable for wheelchairs.