£180,000 park facelift finished

Stag Recreation Ground (courtesy of Kimberley Town Council) while work was under way
Stag Recreation Ground (courtesy of Kimberley Town Council) while work was under way

After two years’ work and extensive consultation with local schools, an £180,000 park regeneration project in Kimberley is finally complete.

The Stag Play Area on Nottingham Road has benefited from15 new pieces of up-to- date equipment, which has been installed on a new layout with seating, bins and pathways.

Work has been done on the park by Groundwork Greater Nottingham after funding that totalled £179,100 was granted by various organisations and councils.

To mark the completion of the project, an official opening took at the park on Thursday June 12 at 10.30am as the Advertiser went to press.

Councillor Ian Wilson from Kimberley Town Council said that the state of the art play area will be a magnificent jewel in the Kimberley crown.

He added: “This park will be a thoroughly modern 21st century play facility for the people and children of Kimberley to be proud of, and to enjoy.”

Local school children, councillors and partners were invited to plant wildflower plug plants on the site as part of the open day.

Consultation took place on the layout, design and choice of play area with pupils from local schools.

Jo Bradley, executive director of Groundwork Greater Nottingham, said that the organisation is delighted to announce the completion of improvements to the park.

She said: “We would formally like to thank all the people involved, from the people of Kimberley, the town council, Broxtowe Borough Council and the funders who have helped to create a space which will be treasured by many.”