Following a £300,000 transformation, a North Tyneside park is set to reopen with a day of free family fun.
Home to a borough football club and popular with local residents, Lockey Park in Wideopen is sporting new facilities, thanks to an investment by North Tyneside Council and a £99,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.
The funding has been used to install a new floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP), as well as future improvements to the park’s existing grass pitches.
An extension has also made to the car park, taking the 36 spaces to 58, helping to meet the demand and alleviate parking pressures in the area.
A range of free activities will take place on Saturday, October 18, from 11am to 2pm, including a giant inflatable assault course and gladiator duel, a bouncy castle, dodgeball, volleyball and football, and face painting.
Chairman Mick Fawcett added: “From humble beginnings, Wideopen Football Club can now celebrate having first class facilities with the clubhouse and now the completion of the new 3G pitch, which will benefit not only WFC but the whole community.”