Funding boost for four Preston parks

Posted on - 26th January, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Fulwood, Garrison, Parks, Preston Council, Preston News, Sharoe Green, Tulketh
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Haslam Park will see improvements to its wetlands

Four Preston parks will see thousands of pounds worth of improvements in the coming year.


£183,000 has been secured by Preston City Council to improve play areas, ponds and paths in a number of green areas throughout the city.

Haslam Park in Ashton will see a project led by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to develop wetland ponds and help address declining wetland plants in the region.

Longsands Millennium Green will see a new path network costing nearly £50,000.

In Fulwood, Highgate Wood is to have £36,000 spent to refurbish the footpaths around the site and improve the entrance.

Levensgarth in Sharoe Green will have a complete refurbishment of the existing playground costing £43,000.

All the funding comes from external sources, no council funds will be used – only council resources such as parks officers.

Three Preston parks have recently been awarded grade-II listed status, Moor Park, Avenham and Miller Parks all received the special protected status,

Moor Park is also undergoing a major investment to make a number of changes to the park.

The proposals for the four Preston park projects will go to the city council’s cabinet to be approved.

See our celebration of the city’s parks, with nine pictures of the city’s award-winning parks.

Do you use any of the four parks? What do you think of the news? Let us know in the comments below

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