A former bowling green in a Preston park is set to be transformed into a community garden.
Funding of more than £40,000 is to be spent revamping a green on Ashton Park, which was closed this year because of budget cuts.
Council bosses have worked alongside Preston Environmental Forum on the project, which leaders say will be a “wonderful community asset”.
One of the two greens at Ashton Park was closed earlier this year as a result of a reduced parks budget, but plans have been drawn up for a garden to stop the space from becoming unused.
A project was developed for Preston Environmental forum to be based in the bowls pavilion, and to create a community garden.
Coun mark Yates, who represents Larches ward, said: “There are still bowling greens around Preston but I think bowling, to some extent, has diminished.
“Obviously it’s making use of that bowling green, and turning it into a community garden will be a wonderful community asset.
“If you look around, bowling greens are closing, unfortunately.
“I think there is still a need for them, but I don’t think it’s as popular as it used to be.
“And the maintenance cost of bowling greens is astronomical, it’s not just a matter of cutting the grass.
“My understanding is it wasn’t being used very much either.”
A report to Preston Council’s cabinet recommends that leaders approve the project and accept the grant funding.
The budget of the project is £41,260, to be financed through grants, with £4,000 still to be found.
The scheme will be smaller if the extra cash is not secured.