An £80,000 improvement scheme is now complete at the Townshend Road Play Area in Lostock Gralam.
Children from Lostock Gralam CE Primary School’s Eco Committee, council officers, parish council representatives, community support officers and parents attended the formal opening.
The site provides new play equipment for both younger and older children and has two pedestrian entrances stepped back from the main road, as well as provision for cycle parking.
The informal open space remains to suit a range of ball games, and general recreation.
Shakerley ward councillor Mark Stocks said: “I am very happy with the new play area and this takes into account the extensive public consultation implemented by the council and its partners over the last year.
“I am sure that this improved site will be a positive new asset for the local community.”
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) consulted with local residents in December last year on how best to update the play area through questionnaires, letters, a consultation event, a meeting at the parish council and the Eco Committee at Lostock Gralam CE Primary School.
CWaC is also working with residents and the parish council to establish a ‘Friends of’ group to co-ordinate community activities and wider village engagement on the site.
This month the parish council and local residents will begin the Pink Poo dog fouling awareness campaign within the vicinity of the play area and other locations around Lostock Gralam.
CWaC will be working with residents and primary school children to plant trees and bulbs at the site in the autumn.