Local councillors open brand new Barnsley Street park after a £90k refurbishment

One of Hull’s oldest parks gets a makeover

One of Hull’s oldest parks has received a £90k makeover.

Barnsley Street Park in east Hull is one of the city’s oldest original play areas, dating back to the 1970s.

It is one of several in the city that has benefited from the first phase of investment from the £1.2m parks refurbishment fund.

Picnic benches, brand new play equipment, a mini roadway scheme and a new boundary fence are just some of the items that have been installed.

Over the next three years, playgrounds across the city will benefit from the £1.2m funding pot.

New play equipment installed at Barnsley Street park

Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “We have some fantastic parks and open spaces in Hull and it’s vital that we maintain them and continue to invest in them.

“We hope that the local community will enjoy this facility for years to come.”

Local ward councillors worked closely with playground equipment company Hags SMP to design the new-look park. The park was officially opened by local ward councillors Adam Williams, Diane Hatcher, Linda Chambers, and portfolio holder for leisure services, Dave Craker.