Work begins on improvements to ‘jewel in town’s crown’

Worden Park, Leyland
Worden Park, Leyland
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Work is set to start on a new entrance for Worden Park as part of £300,000 of improvements at the Leyland attraction.

The latest developments will begin next week and it is hoped the new entrance and redesigned main car park will be completed in time for Bonfire Night, providing better visitor access and safety with new pedestrian routes, layouts and clearer-marked spaces.

It comes after a new overflow car park was installed earlier this year, while extensive work to reinstate and renovate the fish pond is ongoing.

Coun Peter Mullineaux said: “Worden Park is the jewel in Leyland’s crown and we are extremely proud to have it in South Ribble.

“More than 250,000 people visit the park each year and these improvements to the entrance and car park will only enhance their experience of one of our Green Flag parks.

“£700,000 worth of investment has been reserved just for our parks and open spaces this year and we want to keep improving our parks to keep the high standards we set ourselves.”

Temporary traffic management will be in place on Worden Lane for up to nine weeks. Access to neighbouring homes will be maintained and access to the park will be via the entrance opposite Langdale Road, with parking on part of the main car park and the overflow car park, accessed via temporary access.