New look on way for city park
A BRISTOL park is getting a new look thanks to money from the city council and local fundraisers.
Gores Marsh Park will see its play area extended, and new paths and seating installed after a £60,000 investment.
The Gores Marshals (Friends of Gores Marsh Park) and local residents helped raise £11,000 towards the new equipment, with the remaining £49,000 coming from Bristol City Council.
The improvements to the park, in Bedminster, will see an extension built on the popular play area, including a new and challenging "aerial runway" and bank slide.
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Additional seating and a new link path between the play area and Hengrove Road will also been added.
This is the first of many park investments planned for Bristol's local green spaces over the next two years.
"Parks are at the heart of our local communities and investment in parks is one of our priorities," says Councillor Gary Hopkins, Bristol's executive member for environment and community safety.
"Play areas in parks and basic park infrastructures, such as footpaths, have until recently suffered years of neglect. Now, these key areas have been highlighted for targeted investment and improvement.
"The city council has set aside a massive £3.5m for park improvement works over the next two years and this will be achieved by working closely with local people."