Crowdfunding campaign launches to finish upgrade of Conway Park children’s play area

Posted on - 21st February, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Charities, Fulwood, Greyfriars, Parks, Preston News
Conway Park is the venue for the fun day
Conway Park

A local conservation group are asking people to support a fundraiser which aims to improve Conway Park.


The Friends of Conway Park group has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with funds raised going towards improving the visitor experience of the local park.

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This new fundraising campaign follows on from the completion of phase one of the Fulwood park’s redevelopment which improved the children’s play area with better drainage, a new surface and upgraded play equipment for older children to enjoy.

The first phase of Conway Park's play area upgrade
The first phase of Conway Park’s play area upgrade

The next phase of development involves providing better and more accessible equipment for younger children, for which £25,000 is needed.

The group also wishes to raise funds for a new all-weather footpath, running roughly north to south, to link the currently unconnected paths around the playground with the existing woodland path (the Belton Hill to Walker Lane path).

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Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet member for environment and community safety at Preston City Council, said: “This past year has shown us just how important our parks and green spaces are, not only for our physical health, but for our mental wellbeing too.

“The Friends of Conway Park have been very successful in previously raising funding for the play area upgrade, and are now committed to raising the money for the next phase.

“We know that things are tough financially for many people right now, but if you are able to help with even a small donation it will help make this great community asset even better.

“The improvements sought are for the benefit of everyone and your help is greatly appreciated.”

To donate, click here.

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