The £450,000 transformation of a Wednesfield park has been completed, offering a host of improved facilities to local residents.

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The City of Wolverhampton Council has overseen the modernisation of Colman Avenue Neighbourhood Park, improving the play area, creating around 2km of new pathways and installing junior football pitches.

The existing Multi Use Games Area has been fully refurbished, while new play equipment - including a skate simulator and overhead rotating carousel for older children and 2 bouncers for toddlers - has been installed.

The football pitches, originally seeded last year, have now had time to establish and are ready for use, while an outdoor gym with equipment designed to give people a full workout, from air walkers to cross trainers, has also been developed.

Further landscaping work will be carried out in the coming months when weather conditions allow.

The park covers a 12 hectare site between Colman Avenue, Lichfield Road and Lyndale Drive, and the revamp has been part funded by developers following the sale of the former Jennie Lee Centre for housing.

Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "These improvements will encourage even more people to make use of the wonderful space that is Colman Avenue Neighbourhood Park.

"We are anticipating a significant increase in the number of visitors to the park, and I'm particularly pleased that we are able to install the city's 26th outdoor gym at Colman Avenue.

"These gyms are fantastic, free to use facilities which enable park users to improve their health and wellbeing by enjoying a gentle workout.

"The new network of paths, which cover around 2km, are also proving popular with walkers and dog owners, and potentially for groups such as Walking for Health."

  • released: Monday 21 November, 2016