WORK has started on landscape improvements at Westminster Park.
The construction works will last for 16 weeks. Proposals will include for a new BMX track, play facilities for juniors and teenagers, a new multi use games area, footpaths, seats, bins, sculptural earth mounding and associated planting works.
Successful funding from The Big Lottery Fund and WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited) has enabled the £170,000 project to happen.
The first feature to be built will include the new BMX track - the first to be built in Chester.
Working with local BMX users, the track has been designed by the nationally acclaimed BMX track designer Phil “Hudu” Charnley. The track will provide a challenging facility that cater for both experienced and novice riders.
City council landscape architects have also been working with the University of Chester sculpture students to provide an art feature within the play scheme. The produced design will reflect the topography of Cheshire.
Sculptural earth mounds will reflect the Sandstone Trail within the largely flat park which represents Cheshire. A large twisting metal structure and other smaller structures will resemble Chester and its surrounding settlements.
The plans for the park’s improvement were drawn up with input from residents and children from local primary and secondary schools. The proposals are a continuation on from the phase 1 toddlers play area which was completed last year.