MORE than £600k is being spent to make significant improvements to Coronation Recreation Ground and Harpers Lane Recreation Ground from next month.

It’s part of the authority’s commitment to continue investing in projects residents say are important to them.

Cllr Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council said: “The plans that we have made with local residents will start to come to life this April and we are very excited to see the improvements being made.

“By the end of June, Coronation Recreation Ground will have a refurbished single tennis court as well as improved gates, railings and paths and Harpers Lane Recreation Ground will have an improved ball court, gates and railings.

“For the next phase of the project, Coronation Recreation Ground will have a new toddler area built, alongside a multi-use games area and Harpers Lane will have a new play area and a new pump track for BMX bikes and scooters.

“We are very excited to have been awarded £30,000 in funding from the Lancashire Environment Fund for the toddler play area and we’re looking forward to seeing the new equipment installed.”

Harpers Recreation Ground will have a new play area for 2-12 year olds and an improved ball court with artificial grass surfacing.

A new pump track will be installed which will provide off road terrain for cycle sport.

Additional works will be carried out on the surrounding areas and footpaths to make the park more attractive and to improve circulation.

Plans for the play areas at Coronation Recreation Ground include; refurbishment of the single tennis court, a new toddler area on its existing double tennis court and a new multi-use games area with a fitness zone and play equipment for ages 8+.

Accessible toilets and a kiosk will also be created in the existing building to cater to the needs of the public.

Access points, gates and grounds will be improved to make the park more appealing to visitors.

“The improvements to the recreation grounds are very exciting and will enable families with children of all ages to enjoy the facilities on offer,” added Cllr Alistair Bradley.

“We cannot wait to see both of the recreation grounds when they’re complete and we hope that residents and visitors enjoy using the improved play areas.”

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