A MULTI-MILLION POUND park transformation project is gaining momentum.
Drone images released by Worthing Borough Council show the new children’s playground at Brooklands Park, Worthing, is nearing completion.
When complete, it will have over 30 pieces of equipment, including a large sandbox, swings and two jungle gyms over four meters high.
Over the next few months, work will move to the next phase of the £3million project, which will see the park’s old toilet block demolished to create a new ‘sustainable’ cafe, seating area and changing room.
Work also begins with the creation of an outdoor area for events such as soccer and frisbee with seating, a “contemplative” garden with sensory plants, a new accessible path circling the lake with seating areas and shelters, a 1.55 mile (2, 5 km) fitness trail, a community garden and space for community and environmental activities.
This phase of work is the second phase of the Brooklands Park regeneration project.
Two years ago, Worthing Borough Council began a ‘major’ restoration of the lake and creek.
Mud was removed, free-flowing water channels were created, and windmill oxygenators were installed to improve water quality for fish, plants, and other wildlife.
The council hopes the area will become an “interactive outdoor classroom” and science learning resource that supports the broader STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum for schools in the district.
It also hopes that the new facilities at the park will improve residents’ well-being and that physical activity and exercise will be encouraged with the new adventure playground, hiking trails and fitness trail.
The project is one of nearly 100 undertaken by Worthing Borough Council to improve the area’s facilities.
A total of 75 measures of this year’s investment program of the city have been completed or are running “satisfactorily”.
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Despite delays and problems with the external supply, another 24 further projects are to be completed in the coming months.
This includes work to convert Decoy Farm into a new business park and the installation of new state of the art gigabit internet.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/22870996.worthing-borough-council-gives-update-brooklands-park-scheme/?ref=rss Worthing Borough Council provides information on the Brooklands Parks scheme