In a £1 million investment, city centre park East Park will undergo a complete makeover, giving the city’s largest park a whole new lease of life.
The play park closed just this week, ready for a fresh new look ready for spring 2020 that will bring new play equipment for children. The play park project will cost £290,000.
The park’s Splash Pad is also set to receive a huge makeover, with a whopping £850,000 investment for the project. The redesign will include water jets and picnic areas for families, and will remove the current areas of standing water.
Additionally, a state-of-the-art water filtration system will be installed, which will be similar to the one used at the Queen Victoria Square fountains.
The park’s historic Splash Boat has already been undergoing improvements, with the newly renovated boat arriving on-site this month – with the ride set to re-open this spring.
Speaking of the project, Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said:
“East Park is one of the jewels in this city’s crown and it is incredibly important that the council invests to secure its future for generations.
“These areas are key elements of the park and starting the work now means visitors can look forward to a fantastic summer this year.”