Multi-million pound restoration work on the oldest park in Preston is now in full swing.Advertisement
Moor Park is seeing a £2.35m revamp to bring it back to its Victorian era glory by Preston City Council, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Workmen are on site as a new events area is being created, drainage works mean the cricket field is less of a boggy mess and the grotto is being spring cleaned.
New footpaths are being laid in the decorative garden and work on the Observatory, owned by the University of Central Lancashire, has also been done.
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Cabinet member for community and environment councillor Robert Boswell said: “Moor Park is Preston’s oldest park and the Heritage Lottery funding is vital in helping us to progress our restoration plans.
“There is some great work being carried out, not only by our own Parks staff but by some of the most experienced contractors across the North West. We hope Prestonians and visitors enjoy seeing our plans take shape and help us celebrate next year when it’s completed.”
The city council is also still looking for donations to be made for new benches in Moor Park, but it’ll set you back £1,000 for a dedicated bench.
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