A £70,000 IMPROVEMENT scheme at Alexandra Park in Hoole has been given an official seal of approval.
Work took place some time ago to sort out drainage problems and new play equipment has been installed which can be used by able bodied and disabled children.
There is also a football area with an artificial pitch and exercise equipment for adults which consists of a rowing machine and a Skywalker which exercises legs.
Children from Abbey Gate School and Dorin Park School worked with designers who asked them what they wanted to see in the park.
Assistant executive member for culture and recreation, Councillor Bob Crompton, said: “This popular Edwardian park will, I am sure, remain a firm favourite with local people, and the work which has been carried out will add to its popularity.”
The works were funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council and a grant of £28,000 from WREN – a not for profit business that awards grants to community projects across the UK on behalf of the Waste Recycling Group (WRG).
Richard Smith, grants manager for WREN, said: “We are delighted that the new play area is now open at this popular park.
“The equipment has been selected to be fully inclusive and we hope that it will be enjoyed by a great many people for a long time to come.”
Hoole and Newton Councillor, Bob Thompson, said: “Residents of Hoole are very proud of Alexandra Park and the additional play equipment will be enjoyed by young and old alike.
“Park enthusiasts also enjoy its many historical features which include mature trees, sandstone walls and paths network.”
Added Hoole and Newton Councillor John Ebo: “Work on the park was completed some time ago and the official signing off is taking place as we look forward to long summer days when the equipment and play areas will be well used by park visitors.”