Caister park identified to receive Levelling Up Parks Fund
A popular Caister park is set to get a £160,000 upgrade aimed at bringing it up to the prestigious Green Flag standard.
Diana Way Park has been selected by Great Yarmouth Borough Council to receive the revamp as part of the Governments Levelling Up Parks Fund.
During Love Parks Week, the government announced a £9m parks scheme to create new or significantly refurbished green spaces in the urban areas that need them most, with £85,000 funding per project.
The Caister work will also be funded through money received from local housing developers for community projects, known as Section 106 money.
Currently, Diana Way Community Park comprises a skatepark, hard-standing pitch/court for ball sports and a large green open space.
The work will see improvements to paths, benches, play equipment, and tree planting, with money allocated for ongoing maintenance.
Once works are complete, there is potential for the park to achieve Green Flag status. Green Flag accredited sites must show that they manage a quality space with a clear idea of what they are trying to achieve, why, and who they seek to serve.
Cllr Paul Wells, chair of the Environment Committee, said: "Outdoor and green spaces are extremely important to our communities physical and mental wellbeing, so we are excited to have received funding to further enhance Diana Way Park in Caister.
"The improvements to the park will be something for those of all ages and abilities to enjoy."
The work is subject to sign off by the Council's policy and resources committee and Government approval.