Work has begun on a bespoke play feature for Chester’s Grosvenor Park which is undergoing a £3.6 million Heritage Lottery scheme.

The ‘Park for People’ Restoration project involves the construction of a new Training and Events Pavilion, and restoration and extension of the Grade ll listed Lodge to create a public cafe.

There will also be an enlarged play area with a greater offer of play facilities which will include a specially created play feature.

Artist Andrew Small has been commissioned to create the play feature and has held consultation and workshops with Blue Coat Primary School and the Catholic High School to allow the artist and pupils to create a locally distinctive element.

Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive member for Culture and Recreation said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity for pupils and the local community to help design the new play feature in the park, which will be an exciting addition to the play area when it opens.”

Work on the new play area will begin in the spring.

For more information about the project and to follow progress

If you would like to get involved, learn new skills or volunteer please contact the Greenspace Team Tel: 01606 271931