Anchorsholme Park Set to Reopen

From Monday 6 April, people will get the opportunity to see first-hand what a 5-year upgrade project at Anchorsholme Park looks like as it opens back up to the public for the first time since 2015.
A new café, outdoor seating areas, children’s playground and sports area are just some of the new facilities that visitors will be able to enjoy.
The major £200m project aimed to enhance the town’s sewer system, including building a major underground storage tank, helping to improve Blackpool’s bathing waters and creating a better environment for all.
Steve Wong, area stakeholder manager for water company United Utilities says: 
“Getting to this stage has not been easy. It involved a tremendous amount of hard work from our engineers and a tremendous amount of understanding and co-operation from the people living close to Anchorsholme Park.
“We have always said we want to leave a lasting legacy, not only in what we deliver underground, but also above ground for people of all ages to use and enjoy.

“We hope that when people see the revamped park, it will have been worth the wait. We are very proud of the fantastic asset we are handing back to the community and Blackpool Council, and we look forward to seeing the park go from strength to strength for many years to come.”


Maria Kirkland, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion and Leisure, says:
“It is great news that Anchorsholme Park is set to reopen following massive investment. I would like to thank everyone involved who has helped deliver a significantly improved space. This will offer new indoor and outdoor facilities for people to enjoy, particularly local residents.”
Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard adds:
“The scale of the works that have been taking place at Anchorsholme Park are clear and I know many local residents are eagerly awaiting completion of this project – a brand new park for our community.
“The new park is impressive and includes fantastic facilities for local people, including a state-of-the-art play area and impressive sporting provision. Like many constituents, I’m looking forward to seeing the gates open.”
Visitors will notice sections of the park remain closed. This is to allow grass to grow in newly re-seeded areas and some footpaths will have diversion routes as reinstatement work is finished off.
An official community open day for the park is planned for Saturday 6 June. This will showcase the new fantastic facility in all its glory, with an action packed day for all to enjoy. Further details about this celebration event will be made available in the near future.
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