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Stafford's Wildwood Park gets £425,000 make-over

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

By Alison Thomas

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A MAJOR refurbishment of a popular park in Stafford is set to get under way on Monday.

Stafford Borough Council is spending £425,000 on improving play facilities for young people at the town’s Wildwood Park.

The plans include new toddler and junior play equipment, a multi-use games area for sports such as football and basketball, and a new concrete skate bowl - which the council say will be on a par with the hugely successful wheeled sports area in the town’s Victoria Park. The site will also see trampolines and outdoor fitness equipment installed, as well as other existing facilities being refurbished.

The upgrade for Wildwood Park follows a consultation last year in which hundreds of people gave feedback to the council which helped create a master-plan for the proposed development of the area which is to be carried out by national play equipment specialists, Wicksteed Leisure.

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Adam Hill, head of leisure and culture at the borough council, said: “This is a very exciting development which will really improve this popular park. We had lots of feedback from people who use the park, and other residents, and this has helped us shape our plans for Wildwood.

“It is only a few years ago that we officially opened the play area at Victoria Park and everyone is aware of what an enormous success that continues to be. This makes us very confident that the improvements we will be making to Wildwood will help attract more young people and families to enjoy this special area of the town.”

Sections of the park will be closed to the public while the work, which is expected to take up to four months. is carried out.

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