Winchcombe Park Officially Opens
Win chcomb Park officially opened to the public on Saturday 26th March. The new facility offers a wide range of activities, as a place to gather, play, picnic, walk, skate, and exercise and will no doubt become an iconic destination for the whole community young or old.
Cllr Jim Mason, Chairman of Winchcombe Town Council, stated:
“The Park provides a wonderful community space that is essential to our quality of life and mental well-being. The facilities will provide an opportunity for fun and exercise for families and individuals with something for everyone to enjoy. Winchcombe has waited a long time for this park and its completion is an exciting moment for the town. The grass and planted areas have not yet established but we didn’t want to delay the opening any longer so the Town Council would like to request that visitors to the park try to stick to the hard landscaped areas, until the grass has established.”
The new park includes a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) suitable for netball and other ball games, a wheeled sports area for skateboarding, scooters and BMX bikes for all ages, an outdoor gym, a petanque facility, a zip-wire, a kick-about area, picnic area, circular path and much more. The Council has also considered the environment doing its bit to reduce the impact on climate change by planting over 70 new trees, designating wildflower areas and adding over 130m of native hedging.
Planning for Winchcombe Park has taken many years. Community involvement provided valuable insight on the design and allowed the public to determine park features and facilities. Unfortunately, not all of the community’s wish list has been deliverable but if future funding can be found, and after further public consultation, the Council hopes to provide additional facilities.
Winchcombe Town Council is planning a grand opening celebration in the spring (date to be confirmed).