More delays mean Grosvenor Park in Chester won’t be fully open until mid-July.

A number of people on Twitter have previously commented about how long the £3.6m revamp is taking and the lack of access to the public during the work.

Originally the park was expected to open in late spring, then in March the council said it would be early June but now this has been delayed until mid-July as a result of slippage caused by the wet weather over the winter.

The refurbishment includes changes to the pond and improved play facilities plus the construction of a new training and events pavilion with toilets, internal remodelling and restoration, as well as an extension to the Grade ll listed Park Lodge to include a caf� and first floor meeting rooms for community use.

Cheshire West and Chester Council spokeswoman Shirley Wingfield said: “It was always said it would be a year-long contract and the contractor was appointed a year ago today. There is a short slippage due to delays caused by the weather.”

People have moaned about disruption caused by roadworks in front of the main park entrance.

But Mrs Wingfield said it made sense to carry out the highway improvements at the same time as work on the park itself and this was “nearly finished”.

She confirmed the late completion date will not affect the open air theatre in the park which begins on July 4.

The £3.6m work to restore and redesign Grosvenor Park was made possible thanks to the Heritage Lottery’s ‘Parks for People’ fund.