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New neighbourhood park opens at former Goodyear site

A new neighbourhood park has opened in Bushbury bringing high-quality community and sports facilities to the area.

New neighbourhood park opens at former Goodyear site
New neighbourhood park opens

New neighbourhood park opens at former Goodyear site
New neighbourhood park opened in Bushbury

New neighbourhood park opens at former Goodyear site
Park opens at former Goodyear site

The 60 acre site has been transformed into a residential area with more than 500 homes and, following work undertaken by St. Modwen, now boasts a new public green space comprising a football pitch, tennis court, multi-use games area, a children's play area as well as new cycle paths and footways.

The new park officially opened on Monday 2 July and is already well loved by local residents.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "Wolverhampton has some wonderful large parks across the city but it is just as important that we also provide green spaces in our neighbourhoods for local communities to enjoy.

"Goodyear Neighbourhood Park is a welcoming addition to our parks and green spaces offering a wide range of high-quality facilities for sport, recreation and general relaxation which will play a major role in improving health and well-being of the people of Wolverhampton. The new play area is also a fantastic addition for young children to explore and have fun."  

Peter Rudd, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: "The neighbourhood park now has a host of great sports and play facilities, as well as improved access to the site. We're pleased to have created more recreational opportunities for families residing on the park, as well as those located in the wider Wolverhampton area."

St Modwen will maintain the site until the council takes ownership in summer 2019.

  • released: Thursday 5 July, 2018