Improvements scheme completed at popular Wellington park

Telford and Wrekin Council has completed a programme of enhancement work at Bowring Park in Wellington, making visits to the site even more enjoyable and safer for all park users.

Improvements scheme completed at popular Wellington park

The council, which owns the site, has prioritised the safety of park visitors by renovating the entrance area, separating traffic from pedestrians with a new barrier fence and marked crossing points.

The car parking area has been resurfaced and lines have been drawn to demarcate spaces, including a new accessible parking bay for people with disabilities.

The council has also laid a new footpath linking the cemetery entrance to the outdoor gym/play area, and installed smart new benches and picnic tables for all park users to enjoy. Repairs to the tennis court car park and additional footpath repairs are coming soon.

Cllr Carolyn Healy, cabinet member for climate change, green spaces, natural and historic environment and cultural services, said:

“Bowring Park is a wonderful space and a real asset for the Wellington community. 

“Over recent years, it’s become a very popular site, not only among local residents but also attracting visitors from further afield.

“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to resolve the challenges around the previously tight entrance area, so that everyone visiting this popular park can stay safe, and that we have been able to improve parking provision to accommodate increased visitor numbers.

“I would like to thank the stakeholders who have worked closely with us to reach positive solutions in the park, and our team and contractors for the high quality installations that have been delivered.

“With all these enhancements in place and the spring bedding flowers now in bloom, Bowring Park is an even more attractive spot to visit.”

Photo features Cllr Healy at Bowring Park