Outwood Park gets ready to bloom
Outwood Park is all set for a 'blooming marvellous' summer after volunteers planted new bulbs, shrubs and flowers.
The initiative is part of a wider scheme to revamp the popular Wakefield park, after a survey of local people said they would like to see improvements to paths, plants, seats and the play area.
Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities at Wakefield Council, was joined by school children from Ledger Lane Primary for the planting session.
She said: "This was a great effort from all the children and I'm sure their hard work will be appreciated by visitors over the coming months and years, as the plants grow and mature.
"It's important that we all take pride and look after our public spaces, which are there for us all to enjoy."
Working with the Friends of Outwood Park, Wakefield Council secured a grant from the WREN organisation to fund the improvements.
Work to improve the park's play area is expected to be completed in either late March or early April, once the ground has dried out following a spell of wet weather.
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 roundabout.
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).