Watson Road Park

Watson Road Park

Younger visitors to Watson Road Park in Blackpool can enjoy exciting new facilitiesthanks to a £22,000 transformation of the park’s play area

Thanks to a funding grant obtained primarily from the SITA Trust, the park has now gained a range of exciting new play equipment which includes a rotating climbing frame, a Bikey Springer, a Speed Gyro and other facilities.

The new facilities were made possible after Friends of Watson Road Park submitted a bid to the SITA Trust to request funding to upgrade the facilities and add new play equipment for children.

The SITA Trust is an independent funding body set up in 1997 to provide funding through the Landfill Communities Fund.

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As part of the launch of new facilities, a special plaque was unveiled at the Park’s Pavilion in memory of Waterloo Ward Councillor Tony Lee, who died last year.

Cllr Graham Cain, Cabinet Secretary for Blackpool Council, added: “The funding for this project has seen a tired and outdated play area transformed into a modern exciting facility for younger visitors to the park.

“Parks are a really important part of creating healthy communities, where children can get outside and enjoy some fun exercise, and we now have a first class facility to enjoy in a much loved community space.”

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