Help shape park improvements – Mansfield District Council

What attractions and improvements would you like to see in Mansfield’s Berry Hill Park? This is the question Mansfield District Council is asking current and potential park users.

The council is expected to receive £ 2.94million from the Towns Fund to create the district’s first destination park by improving existing facilities and creating new attractions not found elsewhere in Mansfield. Funding is subject to the approval by Mansfield Place’s board of directors of a business case, which will then be sent to government for confirmation.

A destination park is an exciting and fun place for the whole family to spend the day with a variety of activities suitable for all ages, from toddlers to teens and adults.

A poll has been launched so people can give their thoughts on a wide range of potential things to see and do in the park, located near Lichfield Lane. Ideas include a climbing / bouldering wall, model boat, high ropes, mini golf, bike rental and cycle paths, a sensory garden, an art trail, a multi-purpose play area and a new area. of games for older children and children with physical disabilities.

It is hoped that the park can accommodate more entertainment and events in the future and people are invited to comment on ideas ranging from live music, outdoor theater and cinema, to family fun days, to sports sessions and fairgrounds.

People also have the opportunity to make alternative suggestions to those listed, as well as to give their opinion on possible improvements to the provision of the cafe and seating, toilets and parking.

Cllr Andy Burgin, Environment and Recreation Portfolio Holder, said: “This is the biggest one-time investment that any of our parks have seen. We want to ensure that we provide high quality facilities that will not only help improve the health and well-being of users, but also attract people from across the district and beyond to visit again and again in the years to come. to come.

“This is your opportunity to help us make this site our flagship park for the benefit of future generations. Even if you’ve never visited the park before, please complete the survey to let us know what would entice you to visit.

To have your say, complete this survey (opens in a new window).

The results will be used to help create a master plan, which is expected to be released early next year. Subject to obtaining the necessary financing and permits, it is hoped that the improvement works can begin in 2022.

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