A major makeover at a popular park in Stafford is taking shape.
The £435,000 project at the town’s Holmcroft Park includes children’s play area and gym equipment, a multi-use games area, a wheeled sports facility, new seating and picnic spot as well as enhanced landscape work around the site.
Some of the play facilities and gym equipment have already been installed with work on the scheme still on target to be completed in the spring.
The latest project follows the refurbishment of Charnley Road Park and the £2.5million national lottery-funded restoration of the historic part of Victoria Park in Stafford.
Holmcroft Park was designed following feedback from residents and community organisations. Residents are being kept updated as the work progresses.
Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said the local authority had an excellent track record having delivered projects at Charnley Road and Victoria Park in the last 15 months.
“It is great to see Holmcroft park taking shape and that work is still on track despite some challenging weather conditions we have had recently.
“The local community has really got behind this scheme and provided feedback on what they wanted to see in their park.
She added: “The importance of parks and open spaces in improving both the physical and mental health of our community cannot be underestimated – and this has taken on even greater significance during this awful pandemic.
“We want to create spaces where children can have fun, make friends and run about – all the things that childhood should be about and they have missed because of Covid”
You can find more progress on the work at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/holmcroft-area-play-park
Press Release No 5733