December 6, 2017
Central Park gets further £2.6m boost
The second phase of improvements to Central Park have been approved with a further £2.6 million worth of funding.
Since the scheme was announced in April, Plymouth City Council has been consulting residents on the plans for the park and have started a programme of general improvements throughout the park.
Work can now begin on exciting features such as a brand new play area and the upgrade of the existing one, an extension to the skate park, a new café, and the transformation of the old bowling pavilion into a community sports hub.
Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: “I’m really excited to see the Central Park Masterplan come to fruition.
“With the first phase ongoing, all the preparation has now been done for what I like to think of as the ‘high-ticket items’ in the park.
“Central Park is so important to the city and the Council aim to deliver an outstanding public sport and recreational offer which encourages people to use the park to live a more active lifestyle for themselves and their families.”
Also included in the plans are path upgrades, four new tennis courts, new cricket rugby and junior football pitches complete with improved changing facilities and improvement to drainage across the park.
Since consultation finished, a number of concept designs for have been drawn up by appointed architects LDA Design and Erect.
Meanwhile, a regular volunteers programme has started in conjunction with the Friends of Central Park.
More information on the Central Park Masterplan, including the latest updates and the results of the consultation, can be found here – www.plymouth.gov.uk/centralparkmasterplan2017
First published in the Plymouth Shopper – December 2017