The transformation of a Wednesfield park is continuing with phase 2 of its revamp getting underway this week.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is overseeing a £300,000 modernisation of Colman Avenue Neighbourhood Park, improving the play area, creating new pathways and landscaping and installing outdoor gym equipment.

The first phase of the revamp was completed last year with the creation of 2 junior football pitches which, following time to establish, will be available for use for the first time later this summer.

Work on phase 2 began today (Monday 23 May, 2016), with a host of improvements planned over the coming months.

They include the creation of a new 800 metre long network of paths, improving access across and around the whole site, and the installation of an outdoor gym with equipment designed to give people a full workout, from air walkers to cross trainers.

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

Landscaping is being carried out, with bulbs and wildflower meadows planted, while new fencing and access control barriers will be installed along the Lichfield Road side of the park.

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.

"Already we have seen the creation of 2 new junior football pitches which will be ready for use later this summer, and the second phase of the transformation is now underway and should be completed over the next 3 to 3 months.

"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 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.

Meanwhile, the City of Wolverhampton Council is continuing work to transform the popular play area at West Park. The play area is currently closed while the overhaul takes place, which will offer children a range of brand new and refurbished equipment.

  • released: Monday 23 May, 2016