Outwood Park undergoes a revamp



A Wakefield park is being revamped after a survey of local people said they would like to see improvements to the paths, seats, play area and planting.

Working with the Friends of Outwood Park, Wakefield Council secured a grant from WREN to fund the improvements and in December 2016 contractors started work on the park.

Whilst contractors have been on site it has been necessary to close the play area to the public.

Due to recent wet weather the Outwood Park play area will need to stay closed for the next three to four weeks to allow the ground to dry out and for the work to be completed. It is due to re-open in mid-March.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities at Wakefield Council, said: "The new facilities will provide a great place for children and their families to visit."

New play equipment including a slide and a see-saw in the toddler area is being put in place. New turf and new grass matt surfacing has been installed under the existing swings and roundabouts to improve the surfacing.  

The nearest play areas to Outwood Park are Hedleys Recreation Ground (which can be accessed via Victoria Approach or Leeds Road), Stanley Playground (located behind Stanley Community Centre) and Wrenthorpe Park (off Wrenthorpe Lane).