A REVAMP costing £200,000 will bring new play and sports equipment to a Brownsover park.
The refurbishment of Hollowell Way park, which is now underway, includes a new skatepark, an expanded play area and a new multi-use games area (MUGA) suitable for football, basketball, cricket and other sports.
Plans for the makeover – which is now underway – were drawn up by Rugby Borough Council earlier this year after consulting community organisations, schools and residents.
The new MUGA – funded by a £50,000 grant from SUEZ Communities Trust – and the council-funded play area are both earmarked for completion before Christmas.
New play equipment will include a zip wire, a climber with monkey bars, a roundabout, a see-saw, swings and a trampoline.
Work on the council-funded skatepark begins in the new year, set to be completed by the spring.
The council’s environment and public realm spokeswoman Coun Lisa Parker said: “Hollowell Way park has always been popular with residents and I’m delighted the Brownsover community has taken such an active role in helping us draw up plans for the refurbishment.
“It’s a major investment by the council and I’m delighted SUEZ Communities Trust has once again supported our commitment to improving Rugby’s parks and green spaces by backing the project with a £50,000 grant.”
Marianne Ivin, of SUEZ Communities Trust, said: “This is an exciting project which we are delighted to be part of.
“The multi-use games area will be a useful addition to the many improvements happening within the park.”