Regeneration work is underway to extend a well-used play area at an award winning park.
The improvements to Poulton’s Jean Stansfield Memorial Park will include removing old equipment.
In its place, a ‘magical universe’ unit with slides and ladders, two new cradle swings, magical toadstool seats and a flying bat interactive maze board will be installed at he facility.
Funding for the changes has come from the Friends of Memorial Park, who raised £4,500, and Wyre Council’s Shaping Your Neighbourhood programme, which contributed £65,000.
Stephanie Hasty, from the Friends of Memorial Park group, said: “We are all very excited to see the changes after two years of working quite hard to improve the area because it’s not substantial for the people using the park.
“We raised the money through open days and different events we’ve had in the park.
“The changes will increase the footprint of the park by twice the size with new and exciting equipment, and the benefits are clearly that children and parents can come to use the park and have a great community area.” The work at the Green Flag winning park is phase one of two.
The second phase, to revamp the junior area, will take place once the required £70,000 is raised.
Work will last for the next four weeks and vehicles are unable to park in the Station Road car park while work is taking place.
It is hoped the park will re-open to the public by mid-October.