Regular visitors to Freemantle Lake Park in Southampton will have noticed that changes are afoot.
Friends of Fremantle Lake Park were successful at securing a bid from The Veolia Environmental Trust and are delighted to see many years of hard work finally coming together. The money is being used to add new play equipment, a goal area, bike racks and a gym trail to the park.
“It made my day seeing a lad in a wheelchair enjoying the new roundabout, and I am looking forward to our new swing ride being completed, along with the revamped climbing frame,” Rob Skinner, the group’s treasurer, said.
“Hopefully in the park there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
“Thanks to the hard work of the Friends committee, volunteers, Southampton City Council and the grant awarded by Veolia environmental trust, the planned works are really starting to take shape,” added Becky Fielder, the group’s chair.
“It has always been our intention to bring about positive changes to the local park for the whole community to enjoy and I hope we are well on on way to achieving this.”
Friends of Freemantle Lake Park is inviting the community from far and wide to come along to their Great Get Together event on September 17 from 1 to 5pm to enjoy the additions and help raise further funds for future projects. They will be joined by Blake entertainment, Coach4u, The Chinese Association of Southampton, Freemantle Baptist Church and so much more. The event will feature lots of free activities and entertainment.
- For more information, visit the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2461259910680469
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