From Euston Park through to the Marine Boating Lake, there is firm evidence Fleetwood’s stunning seafront is undergoing a transformation.
The gardens opposite the North Euston Hotel are almost unrecognisable, as contractors continue heavy machinery work to give the park a much-needed facelift.
The grass has gone, and the original shelters are being painted to give the whole area a new look.
And outside the leisure centre, work has now started to create a water play facility, which will be ready for the summer.
The area at the front of the old outdoor pool and the parking area off The Esplanade is now cordoned off and contractors have started to pull down the wall around the perimeter of the pool.
Once complete, new features will include fountains, jets and water tunnels for children to run through – as well a much-wanted paddling area.
The aim is to encourage families to stay a while, so as well as a cafe and outdoor decking, there will be plenty of places to sit and watch their children play.
These include synthetic grass and seating placed inside the boundary wall.
Part of the work also involves a facelift to the existing steps down from the Esplanade, to create more of a gateway.
This is the latest phase in Wyre Council’s £1.5m ‘Five for Fleetwood’ improvement scheme to add exciting new elements to the promenade.
Coun Peter Murphy, Cabinet member with responsibility for the project, said: “Things are really moving on a pace.
“We are just finalising the designs for the nearby skate park, and now work is starting on a splash zone for the younger ones. Combined with the Marine Hall, sports centre, bowling green and children’s playground, we’ve got the makings of a great seafront leisure hub, a package that we can really market to visitors.”
Other elements in the ‘Five For Fleetwood’ scheme include improvements to the marine lakes to increase the potential for more watersports and the creation of an ecology park at Rossall.
n More details can be found online at wyre.gov.uk/fiveforfleetwood