Police are appealing for information after an arson attack at the Stag recreation ground behind the Hama surgery in Kimberley.
Arsonists set fire to the play area flooring causing a large area to be destroyed, which has caused upset among nearby residents.
The flooring had only recently been refurbished by the council and it will cost a considerable amount of money to replace it, it has been reported.
The incident occured between 3pm on Monday September 8 and 10am on Tuesday September 9.
Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for witnesses or for anyone with information regarding this incident to call 101 and quote incident no 000458-12092014.