£54,000 upgrade pledge for popular Hunslet Moor Park
Developments commencing this month are set to breathe new life into Hunslet Moor Park, which will soon boast a new gym and play area, as well as improved landscaping work.
The announcement of local councillors Patrick Davey, Elizabeth Nash and Mohammed Iqbal (Labour, City & Hunslet) that the developments will begin this month will fill regular visitors of Hunslet Moor Park with glee. The scheme, which is being delivered by Leeds City Council, was designed in consultation with the local councillors and residents.
The first phase of the project will see a new pathway being built to improve access to the children’s play area. There will also be new fencing to improve the parks safety, beside twelve new trees to enhance the landscape.
The second phase will see the addition of a gym area comprising of modern outdoor fitness equipment to the park. A brand new play area, including swings, slides, a roundabout and a zip wire, will be installed, alongside new benches, new litter bins and a new welcome sign.
Funding for these aspects of the scheme has been sourced from local developer contributions, totalling £54k.
Local councillors are thrilled that the improvements will revitalise the park by providing something for everyone. Importantly too, the park will offer everybody the opportunity to exercise in fresh air in the outdoors, reflecting the Council’s commitment to encouraging people to keep fit and active.
Councillor Patrick Davey (Labour, City & Hunslet) said:
“The plans for a revamp at Hunslet Moor Park look marvellous. We want people of all ages and abilities to get the most from our green spaces through recreation, exercise and relaxation and these improvements will help us achieve this. It was fantastic to work so closely with the community in the development of this project, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the park bustling with people and activities after the works have finished.”