Moor Park to see Serpentine Lake upgrade and new pavilion

Posted on - 29th July, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Parks, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
Serpentine Lake in Moor Park
Serpentine Lake in Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Moor Park could see further improvements as part of proposals to upgrade parks in the city.

Preston City Council is currently consulting on what it can do in both Moor Park and Waverley Park in Ribbleton.

The city council has secured funding from the Levelling Up Fund grant and is looking to spend money on the Serprentine Lake area of Moor Park.

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A spokesperson for the council said: “It is proposed that the Council will look to improve the current facilities and amenities within Moor Park including improved pathways, park furniture, signage and interpretation amongst other works.

“Following the successful completion of the Heritage Lottery Funded works in 2018, this consultation is to establish the thoughts of people and organisations about the park and in particular the development of the Serpentine Lake area to establish what activities could take place on the park to increase use, satisfaction with the park and engagement within the local community supporting and promoting of healthy lifestyles and increasing physical activity.”

The current sports pavilion in Moor Park – which is described as ‘dilipidated’ would be revamped with a fully accessible sports pavilion and changing facility.

Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling
Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling

Two new astroturf cricket pitches were recently put in on Moor Park to encourage participation in the sport – and are operated by Preston Strikers. These were funded via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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There’s also proposals to put in a fully accessible sports pavilion and changing facility in Waverley Park in Ribbleton.

Anyone with thoughts on the Moor Park masterplan can give their view the dedicated consultation page on the city council website.

The consultation runs until Thursday 31 August.

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