Kingswood Park receives £2.6million for restoration

Kingswood Park receives £2.6million for restoration

Two people talking and walking through a parkland
People walking through Kingswood Park. Credit: South Gloucestershire Council.

National Lottery Grants for Heritage – £250,000 to £5million

South Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire Council
Kingswood Park in South Gloucestershire is the only significant local green space for its community.

Much loved for generations since its creation in 1934, the park has been in need of restoration for many years. The project has been supported with £2.6m to restore it back to its former glory.

Friends of Kingswood Park community group have been instrumental in the project getting to this stage. Formed in 2005, they have a shared vision to create a vibrant space for the community. The group has been working with South Gloucestershire Council to realise their vision.

Five people standing in the park on a sunny day
The team in Kingswood Park. Credit: South Gloucestershire Council.

The project aims to make the space accessible for all, improving park amenities as well as enhancing wildlife and biodiversity through wildlife-friendly planting. Carbon neutral management will make sure the park is sustainable and resilient to climate change.

Project highlights include:

  • a three-year programme of activities, celebrating the park’s heritage with a focus on health and wellbeing, skills and training
  • restoring historic features 
  • sharing the heritage of the park and researching its history
  • improving facilities for all including new play equipment, better access and toilets including a Changing Places facility

Heritage will play a central role in making Kingswood a better place to live, boosting the local economy and supporting community health and wellbeing.

Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place, Councillor Leigh Ingham, said: “The funding is a game-changer in terms of how we’ll be able to transform and update the park for the benefit of residents and the wider local community.

"It wouldn’t have been possible to secure this award without the help and support of the Friends of Kingswood Park and we would like to extend our sincere thanks for their continued work and commitment.”

To find out the latest on the project, visit Kingswood Park restoration.

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