Williamson Park’s two play areas are currently receiving a well deserved makeover over and it is planned they will be open towards the end of March.
Lancaster City Council is investing £75,000 which, along with a further £30,000 secured by volunteer group the Friends of Williamson Park from the Lancashire Environmental Fund, will see the play areas transformed from shabby to chic.
There will be a play area dedicated to children under eight years old by the Ashton Memorial and phase one of a separate play area at the bottom of the hill for older children aged eight years and above.
Significant grounds work will be taking place to improve the drainage and improve paths and landscaping to complement the new play equipment. Where possible some of the old equipment will be re-used in other play areas in the district.
Coun David Smith, Cabinet member with responsibility for parks and open spaces, said: “This has been the busiest year yet for Williamson Park with a record number of visits.
“Visitors love the park, the grounds and all the improvements that we’ve made over the last few years, but one area that’s regularly commented on is the ‘formal’ play facilities. This latest investment shows we’ve listened to those comments and are making improvements to keep the park’s reputation as one of the best in the north west.”
For more information please visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark or follow the park on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on the works.