PONCIAU Banks Park in Wrexham has officially reopened following a £500,000 refurbishment.
The mayor of Wrexham, Arwel Gwynn Jones, Ponciau councillors Aled Roberts and Paul Pemberton, and Dei Tomos from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Committee for Wales attended a ceremony in the park.
The event was to mark the completion of the restoration to its former splendour of the 1950s.
There were musical performances from Cantorion Rhos and Ysgol y Grango’s choir, alongside a demonstration from the BMX Club.
Ponciau Banks Park received £504,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money has been spent on major refurbishments including the renovation of the bandstand and a new viewing amphitheatre, which will be used for outdoor events throughout the year.
Further improvements include improved access and pathways, new lighting, fully operational CCTV and a new skate park.
Jennifer Stewart, head of HLF Wales, said: Wrexham council, the Friends of Ponciau Banks Park community group, Rhos Community Council and the H LF worked together to return the park to its former glory.”