A POCKET park in the city centre is due to be given new life this spring and summer.
George Street park, opposite the city walls and next to the Shropshire Union Canal, is to be refurbished to provide an improved open space for nearby residents and casual passers-by.
At present the park, which is owned by the city council, is closed to the public and has a history of anti-social behaviour.
The narrow, flat grassed area and steep banks towards the canal make the space dangerous, according to the council.
Planned improvements include a footpath, entrance features, interpretation and environmental enhancements and a viewing platform overlooking the canal, city walls and sandstone cutting.
There will be railings, planting, lighting, litter and dog bins and benches. For the future, there is an aspiration to build a pedestrian bridge across the canal to the existing towpath.
At an earlier stage, pupils of St Thomas of Canterbury Blue Coat Junior School completed a SEEN project (Chester’s Sustainable Environmental Education Network) looking at a new design for the park and its surroundings.
Their ideas will be reflected in the design of the improvements which will aim to enhance the environment, improve safety, increase bio-diversity and tell the story of the area.